President of North American Commercial Operations
Small Molecules, Biologics
Elanco Animal Health
Mr. Eric Graves serves as Vice President of Integration Planning for Novartis Acquisition of Elanco US, Inc. (formerly, Elanco Animal Health, Inc.). Mr. Graves served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Elanco Animal Health, Inc. January 2013, is the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Graves joined Elanco in 2003 and is responsible for all aspects of marketing for Elancoâ s existing and new products and brands. He was responsible for Elancoâ s launch into the companion animal market. Mr. Graves is passionate about building teams and applying a practical approach to marketing that results in real value to customers. Prior to joining Elanco, he served as director of veterinary marketing at Hillâ s Pet Nutrition, Inc., a division of Colgate-Palmolive. Before joining Hillâs, he was a marketing director of companion animal products at Merial. He also served in a range of marketing, sales and operations roles at Merial and Merck Agvet. He serves on the board of the Banfield Charitable Trust, an organization dedicated to keeping pets and their people together when facing challenging situations. Mr. Graves earned degrees in marketing and science from Pennsylvania State University and has received executive training from Columbia University in marketing management and the Wharton School of Business in new product development.