Accomplished Technology Executive who leads business transformation with scale-based technology solutions that provide an industry competitive advantage. Builds and leads technology teams that conceive, develop and integrate leading edge technology that adds quality, value and profitability. Experienced innovative leader that facilitates cross functional teams with vision, integrity, trust, and confidence while enabling and motivating the team from
Accomplished Technology Executive who leads business transformation with scale-based technology solutions that provide an industry competitive advantage. Builds and leads technology teams that conceive, develop and integrate leading edge technology that adds quality, value and profitability. Experienced innovative leader that facilitates cross functional teams with vision, integrity, trust, and confidence while enabling and motivating the team from strategy through program deliverables. Technology architect of Pharmacy automation programs and advanced supply chain fulfillment operations with extensive Validation and P&L experience. Demonstrated results and expertise in Pharmaceutical, HealthCare services and consumer products industries.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT FOR LARGE COMPLEX PROJECTS.
Program management responsibility for the implementation and start-up of the second fully integrated & automated PBM pharmacy, a $110 M capital project, resulting in a zero defect process with more than $42 M in annual savings.
LEADER OF INNOVATION AND PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY
Led technology innovation and process development of pharmaceutical automation-enabled business models with associated levels of efficiency, quality and reliability. Led technology teams with “Game Changing” technology solutions that transformed two companies into the industry leaders yielding unprecedented dispensing accuracy, patient safety & service excellence. Co-Inventor of 25 U.S. Patents.
STRATEGIC VISION FOR ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY
Instrumental in creating the “Pharmacy of the Future” with the worlds first fully integrated & automated PBM mail order pharmacy operation that provided more than $25 M in annual savings. Directed an engineering team from concept through commercialization with leading edge automation solutions.
A Vice President of Innovation and Process Improvement @ Leader of Innovation leveraging people, process and technology to innovate business processes, improve profitability and create the competitive advantage. From February 2015 to Present (9 months) Principal/ Independent Consultant @ Provided expertise and leadership to clients with critical business and technology challenges. Responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of strategic technology solutions. From January 2014 to January 2015 (1 year 1 month) Vice President of Automation @ Technology leader responsible for the development and implementation of a strategic pharmacy automation plan transforming Omnicare into a technology based company. Provided a leadership role with the development of a scale based technology solution which includes integrated robotic technologies that dispenses more than 48 million prescription picks annually. Built a culture of excellence and a 19 person technology centric team that developed and implemented several new dispensing and packaging technologies across 31 of Omnicare's largest hub pharmacy locations. Developed and deployed novel technology solutions with capital investments of $60 M that yielded unprecedented dispensing accuracy, patient safety, service excellence and dispensing labor cost. Successful in attaining State Board of Pharmacy approval for the utilization of automated dispensing technology with automated system verification instead of 100% manual Pharmacist verification. The strategy and business decision to implement a validation approach that meets FDA/ ISPE-GAMP validation standards yielded approval of new dispensing technology regulations with a 2% Pharmacist verification audit in 14 states. From 2004 to 2013 (9 years) Director of Pharmacy Automation, Director of Process Development @ Provided program management and technology leadership for the successful start-up of the world's largest automated pharmacy, a $110 M capital project.
Led a cross functional team including Operations, Engineering, Facilities, Information Technology, Quality, Safety and Maintenance for a successful automated pharmacy start-up.
Developed and implemented advanced dispensing & packaging technology for oral solid prescriptions with dispensing throughput of 9,000 Rx's per hour.
Provided engineering and maintenance coordination to achieve 1 Million Rx per week system capacity.
Recipient of the PMI "Project of the Year Award" for the automated pharmacy project from the Project Management Institute New Jersey chapter. From 1991 to 2003 (12 years) CIM Project Manager, Training Coordinator, Senior Industrial Engineer @ Assisted in the successful development and implementation of a Computer Integrated Manufacturing system for high speed automated manufacturing and packaging of J&J personal products. Increased manufacturing capability by providing tools for process control, material tracking, maintenance management and expert systems. Managed development and implementation of a computer based training program. This on-line, interactive information delivery system enabled manufacturing personnel access to set-up, trouble-shoot, adjust along with operational documentation resulting in increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Coordinated the training, development and successful implementation for a $75 M recapitalization project. Impacted world wide operations for J&J by advancing skills for the operations and technical workforce with the application of adult learning theory techniques. Managed the training for more than 300 operational, Mechanical and Electrical personnel in two domestic manufacturing sites and four international locations. Travelled to Germany, France, Japan and Australia to prepare and administer this world class training program. Achieved successful integration of high speed 600 PPM manufacturing and packaging technology while reducing the training period by 80%, increasing productivity by 35% and reducing waste by 52%. Supervised engineering projects including facilities planning, equipment layouts, material flow and proposed higher skill job classifications. From 1986 to 1991 (5 years) Milltown, NJProcess & Industrial Engineering Supervisor, I.E. @ Applied 3M's innovation, quality enhancement & process improvement models to increase efficiency and productivity while reducing unit cost and waste. Responsible for the coordination and development of 3M's automated technology for the winding, assembly and packaging process equipment for professional video cassette products. Utilized statistical process control (SPC) along with design of experiments (DOE) to improve process efficiency, product yield and product quality. Implemented process upgrades and improved process flows resulting in unit cost reductions of 30% while achieving $3 M annual savings. Responsible for administering a pre-determined time work measurement and incentive system for more than 300 employees that improved productivity by 25%. Supervised a team of six process and industrial engineers along with 3 incentive clerks. From 1981 to 1986 (5 years) Freehold NJ
Bachelor of Science (BS), Industrial Engineering @ Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick Michael Szesko is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Pharmacy Automation, Program Management, P&L Responsibility, Technology Management, Process Improvement, Technology Integration, Inventor, Robotics, Patents, Project Management, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Healthcare Industry, Consumer Products, Healthcare, P&L Management, Medical Devices, Integration, FDA, GMP, Leadership, Pharmaceutics, Cross-functional Team..., Executive Management, Managed Care, Team Leadership
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