Viju Menon was named Group President, Global Quality and Operations at Stryker in April 2018. His scope includes leading regulatory and quality, global supply, manufacturing and direct procurement, and supply chain operations including logistics and integrated business planning.
Prior to joining Stryker, Viju served as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, at Verizon, a Fortune 15 company and leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. Viju was responsible for Verizon’s end-to-end Supply Chain across all business units. Viju joined Verizon in 2010 to take on the newly created role of VP, Supply Chain, at Verizon Wireless, and radically transformed the wireless devices supply chain, delivering significant shareholder value.
Before joining Verizon, Viju had nearly twenty years of Intel semiconductor manufacturing and supply chain experience. At Intel, he served as head of worldwide supply planning operations for all products, microprocessors and chipsets, across a complex global network of Wafer Fabs and assembly/test factories. Prior to that, Viju served as Platform Chair of the Chipsets factory network and as factory manager where he led the startup and best-in-class ramp of a new Assembly/Test chipsets factory. Viju has managed engineering & manufacturing organizations at Intel Wafer Fabs.
Viju has published several journal articles and conference papers on factory operations, line yield improvement, constraint management, and flexible manufacturing. He is a keynote speaker at various Global manufacturing and supply chain conferences.
Viju is a Fellow of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program, with graduate degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering (Electrical). He also holds Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Kerala, India and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.