Laverne Bastress was recently appointed to the position of Regional Account Director, North America, in Janssen Supply Chain’s Customer Management organization. In this capacity, she works closely with Commercial & Supply Chain Leadership Teams to drive strategic and tactical improvements to the business, and enhance the Janssen Supply Chain response. Additionally, she represents the Pharma Sector on the cross-sector J&J Supply Chain Diversity & Inclusion Council, where she leads the recruiting workstream, and is champion of a cross-company initiative to advance diverse supply chain talent called DISCOVER. Laverne has meaningful, diverse pharmaceutical supply chain experience, including API manufacturing, technical operations, process engineering, new product introductions, project management, and External Supply Integration Strategy.
Prior to joining J&J, she worked for Hoffmann - La Roche in Process Engineering & for Merck in API manufacturing & Technical Operations. Laverne is also a board member & education committee chair of the Breastfeeding Resource Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
Laverne attended culinary school in New York City, and cooking is one of her passions. She lives in the Montgomery County, PA with her husband David, and their children Caireann (3) and James (8).
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