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John M. Abt

John M. Abt

VP & Chief Quality Operations Officer

John M. Abt joined Lannett Company as vice president of quality in 2015. Prior to joining Lannett, John served as vice president of global quality strategy at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw the development and implementation of global quality operating plans, standardization and efficiency programs, and offshoring efforts, after taking on a number of quality and operations positions of increasing responsibility in the company.

“Quality is an attribute and a mindset that everyone in the organization must embrace. It’s one leg of a three legged stool. The other two legs are cost and customer service; we can’t successfully run our business without all three. Our role is not to police the organization or confirm quality simply by testing the product before it goes out the door.  Our role is to establish the policies and systems that enable every employee to do their job in a compliant and effective manner, so we consistently deliver products and services that are right the first time. We do this by eliminating non-value added activities: the highest quality processes are fast, inexpensive, and simple.”

John earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Temple University, a Master of Administrative Sciences degree in management from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Niagara University.