William E. "Bill" McCune, Doctor of Public Health and Certified Packaging Professional, has over 35 years of ongoing department leadership for healthcare package engineering and label design with several Fortune 500 companies. Key reporting area has been in both R&D and Operations with direct responsibilities to Quality, Regulatory, Marketing, Sales, and Legal.Product lines have included diagnostic, consumer, and Rx for both human and veterinary use.
Bill’s hands on experience has been with lab test method development and actual lab construction, line optimization and new line installation, container design for unique functional improvements, and package/formulation testing for microbial, chemical, and leak properties. Key to Bill’s success has been his ability to identify the essentials for prioritization of projects with the actual projects also subject to change in their priority.
Bill is innovative and energetic with his multiple in company and across industry efforts toward efficiency and regulatory compliance having ongoing involvement with FDA, CPSC, USP as an Expert Committee Member, SPI in support of USP efforts, ASTM, ISTA, IATA, and colleagues in other pharmaceutical companies. Bill has also led full NDA and MAA product teams and worked with the full range of packaging materials and processes.
Bill has most enjoyed his innovative contributions including patents in the areas of operations improvements, total package environment problem solving for primary through POP, complex package issues for product chemical stability, implementation of novel aspects in packaging, and a graphics computer program that was utilized at NASDAQ. Most exciting for Bill have been the ongoing revolutionary changes from CR, UPC, cGMP, TE, enhanced bar codes, needle stick, counterfeiting and beyond.