John Quirke is a Senior Partner and Head of the Life Sciences & Health Sector, he also supports both the US and European Business Development Team. Before joining S A Partners, John worked as Director of Operational Excellence at Cordis Johnson & Johnson, and as European Lean Six Sigma Lead at Millipore B.V. John’s initially industrial training was with Fujitsu Corporation in Japan where he worked as Chemical Process Engineer. John has significant industry experience in developing and deploying operational excellence and culture change programmes for a wide-range of clients. He is a co-author of the award-winning book TPM:A Foundation of Operational Excellence that aligns behavioural based systems thinking with total productive manufacturing. John is a certified Shingo Institute alumni, facilitator, and consultant as well as a Master Lean Coach.