David Cataldo

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Dave Cataldo

David Cataldo

Director, New Product Development Procurement

Ethicon

Why I'm a JPAL

I am passionate about cultivating meaningful external relationships to bring future innovative solutions to patients and customers. Engaging with JLABS companies is an obvious way for me to pursue this passion.

Bio

I am currently the MD Procurement Director for New Product Development. My team ensures that our internal R&D efforts are enhanced and accelerated through selected suppliers and technology platforms that ensure our products are ‘manufacturable’ when we launch. My prior JNJ background includes supporting manufacturing and procurement of raw materials and external manufacturing services for Janssen’s Biologics and Vaccines platforms as well as leading procurement for our Ethicon Biosurgery business (plasma-based combination products) think that my experience could add value as a JPAL if one of our Licensee companies is seeking to leverage networks of suppliers with broad capabilities to support both development and manufacturing. From a supplier assessment, commercial agreement, and collaboration perspective, it’s critical to get these decisions and frameworks right the first time & I could help with the steep learning curve associated with these activities.

Quote

"I am what I am, and that's all that I am." 

Popeye, the Sailor Man

Fun fact:

I'm a former Protection Specialist (security guard) at the 2nd largest department store retailer in the USA (Target).