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Michael L. King

Professor of Practice, University of Virginia –
Corporate Governance Committee


 Dr. King has served on our board of directors since December 2015. Dr. King is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. King is currently a professor of practice at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science and is an independent consultant to the pharmaceutical and biologics/vaccine industries, serving as a subject matter expert on chemistry, manufacturing and controls. Dr. King retired in 2007 from Merck & Co, Inc., following a 32-year career there focused on the commercialization, manufacturing and supply of vaccine and pharmaceutical products, where he most recently served as senior vice president / advisor to the chairman, president and chief executive officer. In that role, he provided assistance and leadership to facilitate implementation of Merck’s corporate strategy. Prior to that role, he served as senior vice president, science and technology, Merck Manufacturing Division. Dr. King received his Ph.D., in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, a M.S., in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S., in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also serves on the board of directors and advisory boards of multiple organizations.

Research Interest

  chemical engineering

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