has more than 25 years of executive and senior management experience in the global medical devices and life sciences industries, with a particular emphasis on orthopaedics. He has led a number of companies in the successful commercialization of well-known medical products, the implementation of numerous operational, supply chain, integration and manufacturing initiatives, and a number of acquisitions, divestitures, plant rationalizations, consolidations and transfers worldwide.
Since 2011, Mr. Nunes has served as Global Supply Chain Integration Leader for DePuy Orthopedics in Raynham, Massachusetts, where he led the $21 billion acquisition of Synthes, developed and executed a supply chain strategy to support short-term commercial value drivers, and developed global and regional organizational and integration plans to consolidate hundreds of real estate locations, sales offices and warehouses, as well as several manufacturing sites.
From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Nunes was Worldwide Executive Director of Operations for DePuy, during which time he served as a member of the management boards of DePuy Mitek and DePuy Codman. He managed manufacturing sites in France and Switzerland and oversaw worldwide supply chain matters, including purchasing, demand planning and inventory, and process development engineering. While serving on the boards, he provided operations guidance and support that helped fuel the growth of DePuy Mitek as the fastest-growing franchise in its sector.
Previously, Mr. Nunes was Director of Operations for DePuy Orthopedics, where he was responsible for developing and implementing new and improved manufacturing, procurement, maintenance, security and other processes, as well as for a number of facility-construction projects. While serving as Integration Manager, he helped lead the integration of DePuy Ace into Johnson & Johnson, including the transfer and integration of sites in California and Switzerland. Before this, he served as a general manager and manufacturing engineering manager for Johnson & Johnson Professional, Inc., and as a senior manufacturing engineer for Johnson & Johnson Orthopedics, leading a number of process improvement, manufacturing, operational, forecasting and customer support efforts related to the company’s facility in Puerto Rico.
Mr. Nunes has received advanced certifications from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business (World Class Manufacturing), the University of Virginia Darden School of Business (Financial Analysis and Licensing & Acquisitions) and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business (Executive Management Program). He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). He is fluent in English and Portuguese (written and spoken) and conversant in Spanish (written and spoken).
Early in his career, Mr. Nunes was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, where he received airborne training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and ranger training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Mr. Nunesearned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) from Northeastern University in Boston.