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Kathleen Taylor '87 (ISE)

Vice President, Supply Chain Product Management, Johnson & Johnson Vision Surgical, Inc.

B.S., Industrial Engineering

Kathleen is Vice President of Product Management, responsible for E2E Product Value Stream Management for the Vision Surgical products. Previously, leading the J&J Operating Systems team she was responsible for leading the deployment of operating and improvement standards and tools across the Johnson & Johnson Enterprise Supply Chain organization.

Kathleen joined Johnson & Johnson in 1987 as a production supervisor with Ethicon Inc. in Somerville NJ. She held positions of increasing responsibilities including Engineering, Packaging, and Manufacturing Unit Manager roles across the United States and subsequently becoming plant manager in 2000 for the Ciudad Juarez, Mexico site for Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Over the course of her career she has also held roles in ERP system deployment, Global Strategy, as well a leading Obtech Medical in Switzerland. Most recently Kathleen was the Vice President responsible for Chemical API manufacturing globally for Janssen Pharmaceutical Supply Group of J&J.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University as well as currently co-chairperson of the Lehigh University ISE advisory council.