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Lilly appoints quality leader to exec committee
July 5th, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS – Fionnuala Walsh has been named to the executive committee of Eli Lilly and Co.
Lilly said Friday that Walsh will continue in her current role as its senior vice president of global quality, reporting to John Lechleiter, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
According to the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Walsh is a recognized thought leader in the quality industry, often speaking about Lilly's sustainable, integrated quality system and the company's commitment to maintaining a quality culture.
A native of Ireland, Walsh joined Lilly's Kinsale, Ireland, manufacturing site in 1988 as a technical services chemist. After a number of positions there, she moved into a role as global quality leader at the Lilly Corporate Center in Indianapolis in 2002.
In January 2003, Walsh was named executive director of quality for U.S. drug product and Lilly Technology Center operations. She was named vice president of global quality operations in July 2005, and then in June 2007 she was appointed senior vice president of global quality.