Engineering Professional - Providing manufacturing footprint clarity through strategic planning

Karl Rosenblum
Karl Rosenblum
Forward-Thinking Insights

Providing clarity on manufacturing footprint design through strategic planning.

Career Overview

January 2017- current

Alcon a Novartis Company
Global Head Manufacturing and Risk Strategy

Lead the long term capacity planning process for the Vision Care, Surgical and Pharmaceutical franchises by integrating the commercial strategic plan with the manufacturing capacity outlook.

2015- December 2016

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Head Global Manufacturing Capacity Planning

Lead the long term capacity planning process for the Vision Care, Surgical and Pharmaceutical franchises by integrating the commercial strategic plan with the manufacturing capacity outlook.

2013-2014

Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Strategy Planning Manager Vision Care

2009-2012

Ciba Vision
Global Manufacturing and Supply Strategic Planner
Directed multi-year Strategic Planning for CIBA VISION’s major business units. Supported planning with market research and analysis financial modeling, and economic evaluations of potential alternatives

2007-2009

Ciba Vision
Head,Lens Packaging Engineering

Projects include: flexible foil laminates, yield improvement, anti-counterfeiting, barcoding, package integrity testing, material validation, sterility testing, unique packaging solutions, vision systems, shrink wrapping, primary and secondary packaging, medical device packaging, molding, minitab modeling.

2005-2007

Ciba Vision
Project Manager

Installation and validation of molding and casting equipment for a Silicon Hydrogel toric lens. Developed the technology which became a published patent for UV mold pre-treatment enhancing lens comfort properties.