Tony Martins is currently Vice-President, Strategic Services, at Halo Pharmaceuticals, a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO). He was previously, Vice-President, Supply Chain, at Teva Canada and prior to that, he was Vice-President, Supply Chain of ratiopharm. He led the transformation that helped ratiopharm achieve recognition in the Generic industry as the #1 Manufacturer in Service. He transformed the practice of Supply Chain Management at Teva Canada which helped achieve substantial improvements in Service in little over a year.
Tony has a BSc in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Tony spent more than 20 years consulting in Enterprise Systems in 12 different industries, in Canada, the US and the UK; and the past 10 years working in Supply Chain Management in the Paper industry initially and the Pharmaceutical Industry for 9 years now. He was a pioneer in the early 2000′s in concepts of eBusiness based on people-to-people networks (as opposed to the prevalent view of the early eCommerce days of systems talking to systems). He has been working with approaches of collaboration through virtual spaces since 2005. He is now focusing on integration of the ‘supply’ portion of the Supply Chain (upstream) with the ‘consumption’ portion of the chain (downstream). He is an avid student of recent history and passionate about the transformation of the world from the industrial economy to the knowledge economy.
Tony was born in Mozambique (East Africa), grew up in Angola (West Africa), spent the university years in Lisbon, Portugal and has lived in Canada since 1980. He is married and has 3 sons, a daughter and a stepson. He lives in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada (30 km north of Montreal).