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David Urbanek

Vice President, Elanco Manufacturing
United States of America


 Dave Urbanek was promoted to Vice President of Elanco Manufacturing in July 2017 after having served as Vice President, Elanco Animal Health Manufacturing since February 2017. Urbanek joined the company in June 1988. Urbanek has broad experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, in both drug product and bulk manufacturing, as well as, working closely with the Lilly business units. Before moving to Elanco, he most recently served as Lilly’s Senior Director, Emerging Markets Manufacturing. He has held the positions of Senior Director, Global Diabetes Manufacturing and Senior Director of the external drug products operations, including all Eli Lilly contract manufacturing operations and strategic alliances. Prior to those roles, Urbanek was the General Manager of Lilly’s Kinsale operations in Ireland and Speke operations in Liverpool, England. He also served as Site Head of the Indianapolis dry products plant, and Giessen operations in Germany. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and obtained his MBA in Business from Indiana University.

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 Mechanical Engineering

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