Dave Williams

Dave Williams

Merck
Associate Vice President and CIO, Animal Health IT

Background

Dave Williams is Associate Vice President and CIO of Merck Animal Health.  In his current role, he is a member of the Merck Animal Health leadership team and responsible for all Information Technology globally across R&D, sales, marketing, finance, and manufacturing.  Dave is also a member of Merck’s Executive IT Leadership team.

Prior to his current role, Dave was Executive Director of Enterprise Information Management at Merck.  From 2002 to 2009, Dave held a number of IT leadership roles at Schering-Plough, most recently Divisional Information Officer (DIO) for corporate systems.  The first 10 years of Dave’s career included roles in health care and chemical industries and consulting, where he had the opportunity to work with a variety of companies ranging from start-ups to global multi-national corporations.

Dave passionately believes that an IT organization that combines the right technologies with capable people can make a profound difference to a business’ ability to innovate, adapt, and serve its customers.  Of these two ingredients, people are the most important, and the greatest competitive advantage can be found in building an organization that attracts and develops extraordinary people. 

Dave has a BS in economics and finance from the University of Scranton.