Rick Watson Merck & Co., Inc.

Rick Watson

Rick Watson Merck & Co., Inc. Director, Sterile and Validation Center of Excellence

Rick Watson graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He has 29 years of experience in the field of process design and process modeling and is a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Rick has spent the past twenty-two years at Merck focusing on the visual inspection processes for parenteral products. During this period he led a team of engineers responsible for optimizing existing automated and manual inspection processes and developing new inspection systems. Rick's current role includes providing a global strategy and process support for visual inspection and glass breakage managment for Merck manufacturing sites around the world.