John Westby is the Vice President of Information Technology at PE GI Solutions. He joined the organization in December of 2019 with a senior executive background in global information technology. John has over 30 years of demonstrated success in directing all functions within IT, from strategic planning to transformational change to large scale delivery and operations.
John is experienced in organization transformation as well as digital strategy and planning across numerous business and technology domains, defining and leading shared services organizations in both internal and outsourced models. He has been successful in the establishment and management of shared service functions, global IT hubs, and diverse sourcing models.
Prior to joining PE GI Solutions, John was Associate Vice President and Divisional CIO for Merck & Co., responsible for delivery of the IT strategy, planning, and execution on the transformational and operational goals of Global Finance, Global Procurement, Global Human Resources, and Global Facilities Management functions. At Merck, John helped reposition IT as a valued business partner to deliver an operating model simplification and improvement with annual operating expense savings exceeding $60M.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Decision Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington.