Ken is Senior Director, Manufacturing Technology and Innovation for Johnson & Johnson (J&J); in this role, he leads an enterprise-wide engineering organization supporting all segments of J&J.  He focuses on identifying and developing disruptive technologies for the J&J Supply Chain. Prior to moving into his current role, Ken served as Director of Research and Development for the Neurosurgery businesses for Codman Neuro for 4 years and Director of Quality for Codman the previous 5 years. Ken has also served as a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and Design Excellence for DePuySynthes and J&J. Prior to joining J&J, Ken had roles in R&D leadership at Honeywell and AlliedSignal. Ken started his professional career at Olin Corporation, with roles in R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is a Graduate Fellow of ACS. Ken has served as Chair of the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry and served as chair and keynote speaker for the International Forum on Process Analytical Chemistry in 2001.  Ken received his PhD in Physical and Analytical Chemistry from the University of Connecticut and a BS in Chemistry and Biology from Hartwick College. He holds 12 US patents as well as numerous foreign patents. He has authored over 50 items comprised of book chapters, journal articles, critical reviews and lectures.