Martin J. Lipa, PhD

Merck & Co Inc
Executive Director, Knowledge Management
Martin (Marty) Lipa is an Executive Director at MSD where he leads the Knowledge Management Center of Excellence for Merck Manufacturing. In his current role Marty is responsible for a holistic KM Strategy addressing standardized KM approaches as well as enabling elements of people, process, and technology. Marty has over 12 years of KM experience, and related experience as a Certified Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt and in transformational change management and IT. Prior to working in his KM role, Marty had experience in various engineering roles, Technical Operations, shop-floor automation, new GxP facility start-up and Information Technology at sites in the US, UK, Ireland, and Singapore. Marty is an active member of the KM community as a regularly invited speaker on KM. He has published several industry-specific works, including as contributing editor to “A Lifecycle Approach to Knowledge Excellence in the Biopharmaceutical Industry” (2018), as well as papers in various journals.

Marty is currently pursuing his PhD at the Technological University Dublin with a focus on knowledge management as an enabler of product and process understanding, with a specific focus on technology transfer.