Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Washington & Jefferson College, 1968. Master of Business Administration, American University, 1970.
Quality control inspector, industrial engineer, quality control analyst, lead supervisor pharmaceutical production MSD, 1972—1978, senior new products planner, 1978—1981, production manager Elkton Pharmaceutical Laboratories, 1981—1983, manager industrial engineering, 1983—1984. Senior manager industrial engineering MPMD, 1984—1985, director operations improvement, 1985—1986. Senior director management engineering Merck Sharp & Dohme/MPMD, 1986—1989.
Executive director management engineering Merck Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Division, 1989—1991. Vice president materials management and management engineering MMD, 1991—1993, vice president procurement & materials management, 1993—1994, vice president North American operations, 1994—1996, senior vice president North American operations, 1996—1997. Executive vice president, chief operating officer Merck-Medco Managed Care, 1997—2000.
Chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer Merck Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (formerly Merck-Medco Managed Care, Limited liability company ), 2000—2002. Chairman Merck Medco Health Solutions, Inc., 2002—2003.
Senior vice president quality commercial affairs Merck Manufacturing Division, 1997, president, 2003—2005. President, Chief Executive Officer Merck & Company, Inc., Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, 2005—2007, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 2007—2010, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 2010, chairman, since 2011. Board directors Merck & Company, Inc., since 2005.
Lieutenant United States Army, 1970-1972.
Member of Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (chairman since 2008).
Married; 2 children.