Envigo has appointed Scott Schulz, MBA, to the post of director, North American (NA) Operations. In this role, Schulz will optimize operational performance and service delivery across the company’s North American based production locations for Research Models and Services (RMS). He will report directly to Michael Caulfield, president North American RMS at Envigo.
Schulz will serve as the operational leader of the North American Leadership Team. He has management responsibility for Research Models North American animal production facilities and will drive continuous improvement while ensuring the consistent availability of models to meet customer demand in full. His direction of operational performance will include best-in-class quality, high levels of productivity, animal welfare with a focus on health status and genetics, and fulfilling customer requirements.
Prior to joining Envigo, Schulz served as vice president of Operations at Taconic Biosciences, where he introduced lean manufacturing methodologies including 5S and process mapping and also established a continuous improvement culture through the development of a Lean Six Sigma training programme. When a director of Operations at Baxter Health, Schulz led 300 production team members engaged in the manufacture of aseptically filled injectable medication and medical devices for enterprise clients, including major pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and internal customers. Previously, as a senior director of manufacturing operations at Cardinal Health, Schulz was responsible for the effective management of a $160 million production operation and over 400 employees.