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John Gaffney

John Gaffney
Interventional Pulmonology Team

John Gaffney was most recently Asst. Plant Manager with Hollister Healthcare, Continence Care Plant. John has extensive experience in leadership and people management in large multi-site plant operations incorporating R&D, global supply chain and shared services on-site. John’s career has predominantly supported growth strategies, compliance, restructuring and operational excellence. He has held senior positions in site leadership, operations management and quality assurance in medical device and supply chain / outsourcing over the past 25 years, notably Site Director with RR Donnelly Global Turnkey Solutions, Value Stream Manager for De Puy Johnson and Johnson and European Quality Manager with Oasis Europe. John is driven and passionate regarding innovation and operational excellence. John is a certified lean sigma Black Belt and has worked in advanced lean environments including a Shingo prize winning site. John has extensive design experience in both medical devices and automation. John’s career has focused on usability and design for manufacture and has supported product and process development and manufacture of class 2 and 3 medical devices. John holds qualifications in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, innovation and technology management and lean supply chains.
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