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Maria Crowe

Maria Crowe
(Retired) President of Manufacturing Operations
Eli Lilly & Co.

In 2017, Maria Crowe retired as President of Manufacturing Operations for Eli Lilly & Co., a position she held since 2011. She led a network of 22 sites in 13 countries and held responsibility for Lilly's global contract-manufacturing organization.

Prior to her last role, she served as senior vice president for global drug product manufacturing. In this role, she oversaw all of Lilly's drug product manufacturing, packaging, and distribution operations. This includes sites that manufacture tablets and capsules as well as those that manufacture sterile injectable products.

In her Lilly career, Ms. Crowe held numerous roles in drug product and active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing, as well as in sourcing and procurement. She was vice president for drug product manufacturing in the Americas (the United States and Latin America). She also served as general manager at Lilly's Kinsale, Ireland, plant; general manager of Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico; and plant manager of Lilly's Elanco manufacturing plant at the former Tippecanoe manufacturing site.

Ms. Crowe holds a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Purdue University.