- Highlighting Stryker’s strategy to maintain strong growth while impacting more than 130 million patients globally despite the global supply chain crisis
- Exploring how Stryker works closely with its customers to improve healthcare while ensuring life-saving and life-improving technologies remain available
- Discussing the evolution of manufacturing plants, technology initiatives and the importance of procurement transformation
- Analyzing key challenges in manufacturing such as supply challenges for key components including global chip shortages
Group President, Global Quality & Operations
In his role, Viju is responsible for global operations, including manufacturing, direct procurement, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, sustainability, integrated business planning, logistics and advanced operations such as Additive Manufacturing technology development.
Viju earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania and dual graduate degrees (MBA, S.M. in electrical engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leaders for Global Operations program. He also holds a graduate degree (M.S.E. in computer science engineering) from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Kerala, India.
Prior to joining Stryker in April 2018, Viju served as the chief supply chain officer and senior vice president at Verizon. Before his work at Verizon, Viju held key leadership roles at Intel Corporation in technology, supply chain and manufacturing operations.
Viju and his wife Anu live in New Jersey, and they have 3 children.