Background and Expertise
Steven Walton has more than 25 years of international pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality experience. Steve's forte is launching then driving Operational Excellence programs at a site, region and global levels; leveraging Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and other quality techniques to reduce defects, improve cycle times, cut costs, and increase performance. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, change management, quality program management, and training. Prior to joining Tunnell, following Merck’s merger with Schering Plough, he was responsible for developing strategies to optimize integration, acceptance, and cultural change activities at former Schering Plough facilities. Prior to that, he served as Global Supply Chain Process Excellence Director for Schering Plough. Previously, he held numerous roles at GlaxoSmithKline, where he fostered continuous process improvement, trained management teams in quality principles, and spearheaded supply chain and manufacturing improvement initiatives.
- MBA, Durham University, Durham, UK
- Bachelor of Engineering, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK