Laverne Bastress, Regional Account Director, North America, in Janssen Supply Chain’s Customer Management organization, was recently named as one of 32 women to receive the 2018 TWIN (Tribute to Women in Industry) Award from the YWCA Union County (New Jersey). The TWIN program honors women who have excelled in their fields and made significant contributions to industry in managerial, executive, supervisory and/or professional roles.
In her role for Janssen, one of Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical Companies, Laverne works closely with Commercial & Supply Chain Leadership Teams to drive strategic and tactical improvements to the business, and enhance the Janssen Supply Chain response. Additionally, she represents the Pharma Sector on the cross-sector J&J Supply Chain Diversity & Inclusion Council, where she leads the recruiting workstream, and is champion of a cross-company initiative to advance diverse supply chain talent called DISCOVER.
Prior to joining J&J, Laverne worked for Hoffmann – La Roche in Process Engineering & for Merck in API manufacturing & Technical Operations.