Health Care 2023: ANTHONY ‘TONY’ BAKER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, TECHNICAL OPERATIONS LEAD, MERCK & CO., ELKTON
Baker leads Fortune 500 pharma manufacturer Merck’s vaccine operations in Elkton, managing hundreds of scientists, engineers who support the manufacturing, validation and process development of medicines to protect people from disease.
Before Merck, Baker spent seven years at Biopharm Project Solutions. Baker joined Merck in 2008 as a process engineer and held engineering management jobs in West Point, Pennsylvania, and Lucerne, Switzerland, before coming to Elkton. The drug company has made significant investment in stages over the past few years to expand its Elkton plant, where it produces vaccines.
Last year, Merck, which posted $59.3 billion in annual revenue, completed a 120,000-square-foot expansion at Elkton, adding 150 jobs at the site to further increase manufacturing of the company’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for global distribution.
Baker earned an MBA in executive leadership from James Madison University in 2019 and holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and philosophy from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.