John Meyers – Director
After 31 years at Avecia Inc. (and its former companies Astra Zeneca and ICI Americas) John decided to retire from his position as Director of Business Operation in 2003 and redirect his endless energy and expertise to form ConsulTech, a consulting company. John has been focusing on providing in-depth technical, operational, commercial, financial and quality consulting in support of the development of new products/markets and the enhancement of existing products and services. ConsulTech clients have spanned the range of universities, start-ups, and small and international businesses with support services in Ink Jet, Electrophotography, Sensors, Motion Analysis, Medical Devices, Batteries, Bio-Fuels, Security, PTSD, IT and other business fields.
During his years with Avecia Inc., John demonstrated the ability to assess opportunities, implement plans and manage teams to cohesively work to accomplish a shared vision. His hands on approach, starting from bench chemist to senior board member of an international chemical company provided him invaluable and in-depth understanding of how to enhance and grow a business to exceed global customer needs. Building on his experience and international responsibility for process technology, manufacturing, operations, quality, supply chain, safety, and facilities management, he was instrumental in spearheading the growth of Avecia’s Imaging Business from its inception to its establishment as the leading innovator of new colorants and inks. While working closely with international customers, John was responsible for the delivery of over 100 new products from R&D through scale-up, manufacture, customer qualification and commercialization. Utilizing his problem solving skills and a continuous improvement philosophy, John was responsible for developing processes and managing projects which delivered 10’s of millions of dollars in fixed and revenue cost savings. Drawing on his wide range of experiences, John was instrumental in the developing and implementing a comprehensive range of Total Quality, risk management and manufacturing systems across international business units and with major OEM’s.
John’s career has given him the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of responsibilities in QA/QC, technical, environmental and manufacturing roles in support of a broad range of commercial endeavors. He has an extensive background in QA/QC with in-depth knowledge of instrumental methods, e.g., HPLC, GC, AA, and wet chemical analysis, from which he has delivered 100’s of analytical methods to support internal and customer requirements. John developed from scratch comprehensive local as well as international quality systems and was a certified ISO auditor. John earned a BS in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.