Rick Kistner

Vice President of Operations

Rick Kistner

Rick Kistner is Vice President of Operations for Pharma Tech Industries. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing operational performance, implementing & sustaining continuous improvement, and planning, directing, and executing strategies in support of company growth.

Rick has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare industries, including tenures at such prominent multinational organizations as Bristol Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Rick feels strongly that all five core values (Integrity, Stewardship, Humility, Optimism and Working Together) are integral to Pharma Tech’s collaborative, effective culture. However, he feels that Humility and Integrity are two particularly relevant to his niche. As an operations leader, he has found that humility means allowing the people who perform the work to teach and lead in developing improvements, and that Integrity in every action and decision is the key to employee trust, engagement, and sustaining a culture of perpetual progress.

Rick has a BSE in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering from Concordia University, a Certificate in Supply Chain Management from Florida State University, and is a Certified Lean Sigma Sensei from Lean Sigma Healthcare Solution.