Steve Dreamer

Executive Advisor
in Virtual Opportunities, United States

Steve is a recognized advisor to senior manufacturing and Quality leaders. His experience comes from roles as a Manufacturing Operations Senior Executive with 40 years of pharmaceutical experience from Abbott Laboratories, Schering-Plough, Johnson & Johnson, Quantic and Novartis and Management consulting. Steve led Many successful Engineering Organization Redesigns using matrix and flat organization principles.

Steve Dreamer

About me

My Areas of Expertise: Operations Management, Quality Systems, Change Management, Operational Excellence assessment, & Engineering.

My Sector Focus: Pharmaceutical

My Languages: English

My Education: BA Electrical Engineering, Executive MBA Harvard, Tuck/Dartmouth school of Business

Lean & Six Sigma Master Black Belt

My Experience:

Within Life Sciences, Steve has experience in medical diagnostics, biologics, pharmaceutical, nutritional, sterile products and chemical businesses, including Development and Commercial Operations. He has proven expertise in running global engineering organizations and building green field factories including developing and auditing quality systems.


Steve led the transformation of operations for a leading pharmaceutical company.  The results speak for themselves:

  • Improved quality and increased in customer service from 95% to 99.7%
  • Reduced organizational levels from eight to three
  • Reduced inventory by 30%
  • Reduced product throughput time by 70%

These were achieved at 25 sites across the company’s global operations network. It is known in the industry as a benchmark in using lean to transform operations in support of business strategy.

Steve is particularly effective in cross-cultural environments, having worked for nineteen years in the North America, nine years in Europe and four years in Central and South America as well as Asia.

Steve is an industry thought leader having spoken at over 20 Operational Excellence conferences and contributed to multiple magazine articles and books, including “The Pathway to Operational Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry” and “Leading Pharmaceutical Operational Excellence.”

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