President, North American Commercial Operations
United States of America
Eric Graves is the President of North American Commercial Operations and is responsible for the company's U.S. and Canadian commercial business operations. Graves joined Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company in 2003 and has held a range of management roles and responsibilities. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President of Integration Planning for the Novartis Acquisition and led a complex, but successful integration over the last year. Previously, Graves was Elanco’s Chief Marketing Officer and responsible for all aspects of marketing for existing and new products and brands. He led Elanco’s launch into the companion animal market, where he enjoyed being part of building a team and business that created growth and value for customers. Part of this time he was based in Europe, working on the global companion animal health business with additional emphasis on integrating a previous acquisition. Prior to joining Elanco, Graves served as a director of veterinary marketing at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., a division of Colgate-Palmolive. He has also held a variety of positions in companion animal marketing, sales and operations at both Merial and Merck Agvet.
Busieness and Management