Amgen Names New EVP of Operations and SVP of Manufacturing
Amgen has appointed Esteban Santos as executive vice president of operations, effective July 25, 2016, reporting to Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. Santos will be responsible for Amgen’s Operations organization,which encompasses manufacturing, process development, quality, engineering and global supply chain. He will succeed Madhavan Balachandran, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Santos has been senior vice president, manufacturing with responsibilities for worldwide product supply since 2013. He joined Amgen in 2007 and previously held various leadership roles, including vice president, drug product; vice president, site operations; vice president, manufacturing; and vice president, engineering.
Before joining Amgen, Santos was site general manager for the Johnson & Johnson Cordis operation in Puerto Rico. Prior to J&J, Santos held several management positions in General Electric’s industrial and transportation businesses in Puerto Rico, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Succeeding Santos as senior vice president, manufacturing will be Robert Maroney, who is currently vice president, site operations at Amgen Manufacturing, Ltd. in Juncos, Puerto Rico.