Blockchain Supply Chain Firm Chronicled Adds Two Key Executives to Team

Job Appointments | January 16, 2018 By:

Blockchain supply chains firm Chronicled has added Susanne Somerville and Eric Garvin to its executive team. Both are joining to support the development and delivery of  Pharma solutions for Chronicled’s platform and product offerings.

Somerville and Garvin previously served as co-founders and principles of the LinkLab, a supply chain consulting practice focused on delivering solutions to meet worldwide serialization requirements.  Since 2016, the LinkLab has been involved in a joint effort with Chronicled to develop new technologies to help the Pharma industry become compliant with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

This pilot, called the MediLedger Project, uses blockchain technology to allow the track and trace of prescription medicine while ensuring data privacy for all participating supply chain trading partners. Somerville and Garvin will carry out the full roadmap for implementation of the MediLedger Project as full-time members of Chronicled.

Somerville was most recently the VP of Supply Chain, North America, for Genentech/Roche. She brings over twenty five years of pharmaceutical, biotech, and supply chain experience, including responsibility for worldwide clinical supply chain at Roche. “I am excited by the synergy we have achieved bringing industry expertise to Chronicled’s leading position in smart supply chain solutions and blockchain,” she said.

Garvin has more than twenty five years of management consulting experience in the Life Sciences industry with a focus on business systems implementations. He founded Global Technical Partners (GTP) in 1997 with a mission to provide industry-best project management services to Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device companies.

“We could not be more excited to have Susanne and Eric joining us on a full time basis,” said Chronicled CEO Ryan Orr.  “Through our work together on MediLedger, we have been able to witness first hand their incredible leadership talents, integrity, program management skills, and deep expertise in this industry.  We are excited to build on our early success with Eric and Susanne as part of our  leadership team.”