040. Hero - Joe Barton, IT Plant Site Lead for Merck & Co.

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Oct 18 2020 33 mins   1

Imagine 20+ years ago, a pharmaceutical facility operating with 8 computers on the entire site. Now imagine the facility of today with an extreme level of connectivity. In this episode, Joe Barton walks us thru the evolution he's experienced as the IT leader at Merck, from those initial 8 PC's to the hyper connected plant they have today.  Joe shares how standards impacted the evolution and provides sage advice for anyone that may be self evaluating their career.

Joe began his career as a chemist, took a radical turn towards IT and never looked back.  His personal "why" will leave you speechless as he talks about his dad and the many ways he was impacted by watching him serve others from his military service to being there for his spouse when needed most. This was a truly inspirational story and cements why Joe Barton is one of our heroes.

Guest: Joe Barton - IT Plant Site Lead at Merck & Company
Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets