Aldevron, a global leader in the manufacture of plasmid DNA, mRNA and proteins, announced the appointment of Matt Johnson as Vice President of Information Technologies (IT). In this newly-created executive role, Johnson will lead the IT team to ensure successful implementation and operation of key technology strategies.
“Matt is a significant addition to the Aldevron team,” said Kevin Ballinger, CEO. “He has an impressive global background in the life sciences industry, leading both large and small companies through rapid growth and organizational transformation. He joins us at a pivotal time and we look forward to working with him as we advance our growth initiatives.”
Johnson, a seasoned IT professional, spent nearly 16 years at Abbott Laboratories, a $31 billion medical device and healthcare company in Chicago. Most recently, he served as Assistant VP, IT and Site Operations, for Assertio Therapeutics, a Chicago-based commercial pharmaceutical company where he designed and implemented system improvements and successfully delivered organizational change.
“Joining the Aldevron team is very exciting,” said Johnson. “The company is undergoing a period of tremendous growth. I believe that my global perspective and experience leading both strategic and tactical IT initiatives will help guide a great team of people as we transform technology platforms that will best support our clients, and the patients they serve.”
Johnson earned his BA with specializations in Finance and International Business, from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also holds a professional certification as Project Management Professional, earned from the Project Management Institute.