Willie A. Deese

Born: c. 1956,

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.,

Position: Executive Vice President and President, Merck Manufacturing Division,

Industry: Health Care,

Country: United States

Willie A. Deese, executive vice president and president, Merck Manufacturing Division, 2008; president, Merck Manufacturing Division, 2005-2007; senior vice president, Global Procurement, 2004-2005; Joined Merck in 2004.

Prior to joining Merck & Co., Mr. Deese was Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline, 2001-2004, Senior Vice President and Director, Purchasing, Worldwide Supply Operations, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, 1997-2000, Vice President and Director, Purchasing, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, 1995-1996 and Director, Purchasing, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratory Sector, 1992-1995.

He was Vice President, Purchasing, Kaiser Permanente, 1996-1997. Site Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1991-1992, Disk Operations Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1989-1990, Site Materials Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1987-1989, Site Purchasing Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1985-1987, Business Materials Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1983-1985, Purchasing Manager, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1981-1983, Senior Buyer, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1980-1981, Buyer, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977-1979.

Mr. Deese earned his B.A. in Business Administration at North Carolina A&T State University in 1977, and his M.B.A. at Western New England College in 1983.

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