Neal Gordon holds a Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Gordon has developed an expertise which includes scale-up and tech transfer, validation and packaging and clinical supplies planning project management pertaining to new drug product development. Gordon has also lead numerous CMC PAI teams and interfaced with FDA officials both in Washington DC and San Juan Puerto Rico. Gordon’s strengths are in finding solutions to problems, coaching and developing others, being a bridger, cross functional teamwork and collaboration, seeing and understanding the entire drug product development process. Gordon is presently director of Global Clinical Supplies Planning for Merck (formerly Schering Plough) and responsible for planning, organizing and directing the activities pertaining to Clinical Supply Chain planning process in line with global portfolio strategy.