Tunnell Consulting Announces Bill Connell’s Appointment as Principal

Connell’s proven success brings supply chain and operations expertise to life sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.

Tunnell Consulting, an organization dedicated to solving complex problems for life sciences companies and government agencies, announced that Bill Connell has been appointed to the position of Principal. Connell, who has 30 years of industry experience, returns to Tunnell, having previously served as Supply Chain Practice Director between 1998 and 2008.

During his previous tenure at Tunnell, Connell’s supply chain strategy and optimization expertise led to several significant operational improvements for high-profile pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, and he also led successful Lean Six Sigma efforts for a Fortune 500 client, and took a leading role in helping clients transform their procurement and supply chains from operational to strategic.

“We are pleased to announce Bill’s return to Tunnell. His deep expertise in supply chain and operations is especially vital to the life sciences and biotechnology industries in a rapidly-changing global landscape,” said Maryann Gallivan, President and CEO of Tunnell. “As Tunnell’s newest Principal, I am confident Bill will make even more significant contributions to our clients’ success.”

As a proven leader with years of experience in supply chain optimization and operational excellence, Connell’s leadership skills and specialized insights have consistently delivered positive results, operational improvements and improved bottom-line growth. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on subjects ranging from product serialization and e-pedigree, operational improvement strategies and managing outsourced supply chains.

“As the life sciences industry becomes progressively more global in nature, supply chain optimization is becoming one of the most important issues companies will face,” said Connell. “Startups and larger established firms alike must face these issues head-on with transformative strategies, and I look forward to guiding Tunnell clients to greater levels of profitability and performance.”

Prior to re-joining Tunnell, Connell was President and Managing Director of WD Connell Consulting, where from 2011 to 2019, he worked with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on strategy, information technology solutions, supply chain optimization and operational excellence. He also held previous positions as VP Supply Chain Consulting at Maxiom Group and Collaborative Consulting LLC and SVP Global Operations at Iroko Pharmaceuticals/Iroko Cardio, LLC.

About Tunnell Consulting 
Founded in 1962 and serving emerging and start-up companies as well as many of the world’s leading life sciences firms and government agencies, Tunnell Consulting, Inc. integrates strategic, technical, process, quality, regulatory and organizational skills to design and implement sustainable solutions that exactly meet client needs. With deep industry knowledge, extensive scientific credentials, and superior measurable results, we consistently boost the operating performance of each unique client we serve. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.tunnellconsulting.com.


As the life sciences industry becomes progressively more global in nature, supply chain optimization is becoming one of the most important issues companies will face.