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Week of September 16, 2019
Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Riordan, DIVISIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, Global Supply Operations
Elizabeth Riordan holds the position of Divisional Vice President, Global Supply Operations, Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain. This role is responsible to define, develop and execute a more robust global dairy supply network for Abbott’s Nutrition and Pharmaceutical divisions for all brands and plants inclusive of China and India. This includes creative ingredient manufacturing strategy and execution. Global Supply responsibilities include responsibility for short and long term capacity and capability assessment and strategy to support 14 global plants and over 30 third parties.
Her previous Abbott Nutrition (AN) responsibilities included various Third Party Manufacturing, Planning and Sourcing roles. Prior to joining AN, Liz held a commercial role in Pharmaceutical Products Division and various roles in Global Purchasing and Global Engineering. She joined Abbott through the Engineering Professional Development Program.
Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. Liz is married and has a 9 year old son. Of note, there are more than 20 graduates of UIUC in 3 generations of Liz’s immediate family – Colleges of Engineering, Business, Agriculture, Education, Architecture and LAS.