Dr. Alton Johnson, Ph.D.
Dr. Johnson has a distinguished pharmaceutical leadership career of over 30 years in new product and process development, technical services, innovation and technology, and advanced manufacturing solutions with Pfizer Inc. As Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions at Pfizer, he led the development and implementation of digital transformation, advanced process control, process analytical technologies, continuous processing, knowledge management, technology transfer, and systems design for rapid development paradigms for accelerated new products. After retiring from Pfizer, he continues to learn and contribute as a consultant. Dr. Johnson served as Chair of the Steering Committee for an Engineering Research Center focused on continuous manufacturing and was a Board Member of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University with research in controlled release, and holds a BS degree in Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.