Ernest K. Banks

Fellows Application

Full Name

Ernest K. Banks


Operational Excellence Manager

Full Company Name

Curium (formerly Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC)

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Operational Excellence

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African American/Black

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Birthday (month & day only)

February 13

Business Street Address

2703 Wagner Place

Business City

Maryland Heights

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Length of employment at company

22 years

Length of time in St. Louis


Narrative Sketch

~22 yrs of experience with Mallinckrodt including 4 yrs in Project Engineering, 8 yrs in Manufacturing and 10 yrs in OpEx. 8 yrs of Transformations at MNK and BJC.

B.S. Chemical Engineering from Missouri S&T and M.S. ChE from Georgia Tech. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Leader and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Hobbies: alumni leadership, school board of director, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

I have attached my resume with employment and education information?**


Fellows Nomination

Nominated by (Full Name)

Sumit Verma

Nominator's Title/Position

Chief Operating Officer, North America

Nominator's Full Company Name

Curium (formerly Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC)

Nominator's Business Street Address

2703 Wagner Place

Nominator's Business City

Maryland Heights

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Nomination Objective

Ernest K. (Ernie) Banks currently serves as the Operational Excellence Manager of Curium Pharmaceutical’s flagship manufacturing facility in Maryland Heights, Missouri (formerly Mallinckrodt Nuclear Medicine LLC). He has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Operational Excellence program in manufacturing operations. He directly oversees the tactical and strategic planning of these departments. It is worth noting that the Curium manufacturing facility has been providing hundreds of high paying jobs since the 1960s. Mr. Banks has more than 25 years of experience leading and implementing continuous improvement cultures, optimizing supply chains and developing collaborative high performing teams in the pharmaceutical and hospital care industry. He is considered very highly in the St. Louis region having received various appointments because of his sound, logical thought processes. He continues to volunteer time to the St. Louis community to mentor young aspiring business leaders and is known to promote diversity and women in leadership within his organizations.

One of Ernie’s major volunteering contributions to the greater St. Louis region is with the Lift for Life Academy (LFLA). LFLA was the first charter school in St. Louis and provides students with a creative and motivating alternative education. Ernie’s responsibility as a board member is to use his operations and leadership experience to provide guidance and support on strategic matters. Other volunteer examples include donating time and talent to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and to the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri. As Ernie’s nominator for the Initiative Fellows Program, I pledge to continue to support him in his current and future endeavors.