|John B. Elliot|
Senior Vice President, Operations
John B. Elliot serves as senior vice president, International Pharmaceutical Operations and as a member of the company's senior leadership team. Previously, he led Hospira's global Operations organization and he continues to provide continuity of support until his retirement at the end of the year.
Elliot is a seasoned global leader with more than 35 years of broad manufacturing experience across production, logistics and supply, with specific expertise in injectable pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Hospira, Elliot advised some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in his role as an operations consultant.
He previously served as president and chairman at Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, LLC (subsequently acquired by Merck & Co.), a U.S.-based active ingredients manufacturing company, where he led the organization from start-up to become a significant competitor in the contract manufacturing marketplace. Prior to Cherokee, Elliot spent 26 years with GlaxoSmithKline plc (formerly SmithKline Beecham), most recently serving as senior vice president. During his tenure, he held various roles of progressive responsibility in the operations organization and was credited for inculcating a high-performance culture across his plant network.
Born and educated in Scotland, Elliot earned his bachelor's degree, with honors, in chemical engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.