Don Watson

Don Watson
Vice President Global Workplace and Enterprise Services
Merck

Don Watson is responsible for Global Workplace & Enterprise Services which consists of the following:
• Global Real Estate Services which includes real estate strategy, all transactions & dispositions, and workplace solutions.
• Facilities Management Operations covering approximately 450 sites worldwide. This includes management of all site services, facility maintenance, and capital improvements at the sites. In addition, there are Centers of Excellence for Maintenance Reliability and Energy Sustainability

Don joined Merck in 2007 and has held positions in Global Real Estate Services leading Merck’s Global Real Estate Team and the Asia Pacific Facility Operations Team, the Global Services Project/Portfolio Management group, the Integrated Facilities Management (IFM) CoE, and as the Rahway, New Jersey Plant Manager. Prior to joining Merck, Don spent 12 years with the Stepan Company where he was the Plant Manager for their Maywood, NJ facility.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and a MBA from Seton Hall University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is the current President of the NJ CoreNet Chapter and a member of the NJ Chemistry Council Board of Directors.