George Karatigin

ThermoFisher Scientific

George is a seasoned leader in the pharmaceutical industry who is on a mission to inspire performance through purpose and passion in individuals, teams, and organizations through the philosophy of performance through people. During his career George roles including heading manufacturing operations, operational excellence, and manufacturing engineering in large and mature pharmaceutical operations.

With over 15 years of experience, he has strong experience in operations and technical management, strategy & strategy deployment, and leadership, steering highly successful teams and initiatives. George’s expertise is bolstered by an MBA and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, along with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional.

Known for his collaborative leadership style and talent development focus, George has significantly contributed to transforming business operations and driving excellence in the fast-paced and highly regulated pharma industry. His work harmonizes strategic insight with operational efficiency, delivering comprehensive solutions that enhance organizational performance.