Frank M. Deane Ph.D. was named president of manufacturing for Lilly in May 2007 and is a member of Lilly’s operations committee and the senior management council. He had been vice president of quality since December 2001.
Deane received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from University College Dublin Ireland in 1971. He then attended the University of Maryland receiving master’s and doctorate degrees both also in chemical engineering in 1972 and 1974 respectively.
Deane joined Lilly in 1979 and was named manager technical services/quality control for the company's bulk manufacturing operations in Kin sale Ireland where he had a number of operational responsibilities until being transferred to the U.S. in 1986 as manager of quality control and technical services at the company’s Clinton Laboratories near Clinton Ind. From there he moved to Puerto Rico in 1988 where he had general management responsibilities for production quality and technical services in Lilly’s Puerto Rican operations. He returned to the U.S. in 1993 as the general manager of U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing and assumed responsibilities for the company’s worldwide bulk manufacturing operations in 1997.