Kevin Mc Nerney

Kevin Mc Nerney

Summary

Kevin is currently performing operations, engineering and business management consulting for the medical and diagnostic device industries while seeking his next full-time opportunity. A true "fix it guy". Kevin's breadth of medical manufacturing and engineering experience ranges from Class III implantables to high volume disposables and everywhere in between. His experiences include management of design and construction of the world’s largest surgeon’s glove plant for Baxter Healthcare in Penang, Malaysia. He has directed major ERP implementations, led the operations scale up for medical device startups and even led a company repurchase attempt based on a business plan he developed. In his many roles, Kevin’s responsibilities tend to always migrate to the areas of most technical, managerial and/or business complexity. His most recent success managing a major product improvement for Allergan is a great example of his; ability to gain a quick understanding of the business situation; utilize strong technical analysis and creative product development skills; and lastly complete the project quickly and decisively combining his strong results-orientation with his broad project management experience. The completion of this project resulted in the redesign of a $100 million sales 510K product in near half the normal time eradicating a ~4% field failure rate to zero. Prior to Allergan, Kevin was contracted by Beckman Coulter to perform a company-wide analysis to identify a “Best of Class” vision and related implementation plan involving integration of manufacturing automation, project management, LEAN, Six Sigma and other associated World Class initiatives.

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Engineering and Operations Consultant

Allergan Pharmaceuticals

Allergan Inc. is a premier, global specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company with over $2.5 billion in global sales.

§Managed a complex product improvement program for a critical aesthetic drug delivery system.

     The newly introduced product was already over $100 million in sales and 30% growth.

§Development through globalization of the new design was accomplished in 12 months, less than

    ½;  the time originally estimated. The new design effectively eradicated a 4% field failure rate to

    zero.

2007 - Present

Operations Consultant

Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems with over $2.5 billion in global sales.

§ Performing a company-wide analysis of the reagent manufacturing operations to

      identify a “Best of Class” vision and related implementation plan involving

      integration of manufacturing automation, project management, LEAN, Six Sigma

      and other associated World Class initiatives

1999 - Present

Director of Packaging Engineering

Leiner Health Products

Joined Leiner, a $700 million vitamin, supplement and OTC drug manufacturer / distributor to lead a major technical infrastructure development program. Created a corporate engineering group to support the technical requirements of a growing company with little to no technical infrastructure. Developed a component specification system, formalized the change control process and created a component consolidation programs with annual savings in excess of $2 million. Introduced a cross-functional project management process.

2003 - 2005

VP Operations

LifePoint Inc.
LifePoint, Inc. is a diagnostic device start-up, completing development and scale-up a saliva-based, blood-comparable drug and alcohol testing system with substantial global opportunity in the law enforcement, industrial and hospital testing markets.
2000 - 2003

VP Operations

Power Medical Interventions
Founded in 1999, Power Medical is an innovative and aggressive developer of a “next generation” surgical stapling and cutting system. In a very short period, the company has developed and launched (domestic and international) a sophisticated electro-mechanical platform with over ten enabling devices launched or in development.
1999 - 2000

VP Operations

Premier Laser Systems
Managed the operations and manufacturing engineering requirements for a major turn-around effort of a $15 million medical laser and ophthalmic diagnostic equipment manufacturer. Premier had lost money since it�s inception and was in need of major operational and control systems improvements
1994 - 1999

Director Manufacturing Engineering

B.Braun
Progressive management responsibilities in a $350 million IV solutions and sets company recently purchased by B.Braun. Managed most of the primary engineering and operations technical functions as well as direction of a new manufacturing/supply chain systems integration.
1993 - 1994

Engineering Manager

Mentor Medical Systems
1986 - 1993

Program Manager

Baxter Healthcare
Baxter International is multi-billion dollar global healthcare products manufacturing company. Held various Engineering Manager and Program Manager responsibilities of increasing complexity and responsibility. Managed the design and construction of the world's largest surgeon's glove plant. Directed several product line transfer programs. Managed several automation and packaging engineering groups.

Education

Education
1992 - 1994

MBA

Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management
1976 - 1980

BSME

University of Virginia