Paul Testa is the Head of Global Supply Chain for Shire. He serves on Shire’s Technical Operations Leadership Team and the Corporate Inline Product Review Committee. He steers and serves as a collaborative sponsor for several other internal manufacturing and business process governance boards. He is based in Shire’s Exton, Pennsylvania facility.
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in a unique mix of industries and roles along the supply chain – including general management and leadership roles in all aspects along the end-to-end Supply Chain. He has experience in the Aerospace, Life Sciences, Contract Manufacturing, and Biotechnology Industries.
Paul is a passionate developer of people and talent pipelines, working within organizations and with universities, professional associations, and recruiting firms to find, place, retain, and accelerate the challenge and development of the most qualified professionals. He has come to appreciate the challenges and rewards associated with engaging teams to make levels of performance, once thought impossible, actually become reality. This passion is highlighted by his work with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) where he serves as a Program Mentor and with the Life Sciences Pennsylvania (LSPA) where he serves as a board member.
Paul has earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, a MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an MBA from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys endurance sports – he has completed 10 marathons and 3 Ironman 70.3 races. He has been a youth basketball coach, practising his communication and development skills on young people as well. He and his wife Rebecca have 3 children and enjoy travel and experiencing the cultures of the world.