The Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors comprises senior manufacturing executives and industry experts at leading manufacturing and research organizations around the world.
ML Board Chair
ML Board Vice Chair
Director, John Olson Adv Mfg Center, University of New Hampshire
Principal Industrial Fellow, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, U.K.
Michele C. D’Alessandro
Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Manufacturing IT, Merck
As Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Manufacturing IT at Merck, D’Alessandro provides strategic leadership, oversight, and delivery of information technology and digital solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division. D’Alessandro heads a global IT organization of 300+ people and controls $350M of spend focused on technology-enabled business transformation for Merck’s Small Molecule, Vaccines, Sterile/Therapeutic Proteins, and Biologics lines of business, as well as the enabling functions of supply chain, external manufacturing, global science & commercialization, and global quality.
D’Alessandro holds a Bachelors’ double major degree in Math and Computer Science from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Information Sciences from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. She also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Enigma.io and the Big Data Advisory Board for Rutgers University. In Nov 2017, she was awarded a Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Transformation category. A Manufacturing Leadership Council member since 2016, D’Alessandro and her team also won three Manufacturing Leadership Awards last year.