“Sherman “you’ve made Catalent a better supplier to Lilly and helped us to live our brand of “reliably supplied.”

John Chiminski, Catalent CEO


“Sherman brings life to the word ‘strategic’ in managing alliances.  He brings deep understanding and passion to building the trust and processes necessary for durable and successful strategic partnerships.”

James Mullen, Patheon CEO


“The Sherman Effect”

At the end of last year I attended the ‘Pharma Integrates’ event in London. And I have to say it was superb (no, I have no affiliation with them!). Great venue, great content, great speakers, great food and an informal drinks reception in the middle of it all. What more could you want? This brings me nicely on to a gentleman called Sherman Whitfield, who stole the show.

How can I best describe him?  He’s a larger than life character (and is literally a huge guy), full of passion and praise for the excellent work done by the brilliant people in our pharmaceutical contract manufacturing sector.  A gospel singer for the pharma sector if you will.  As an industry, we are very conservative, which is why our conferences and events tend to be somewhat tedious at times.  But having someone like Sherman at this conference changed all of that.  His shear enthusiasm and energy lifted everyone.

Raman Sehgal at SCM Pharma


Longtime Lilly Alliance Pro Brings “Whit” and Wisdom to Solo Practice

“For some, retirement can be more daunting than liberating. Not everyone deals well with the sudden lack of structure, and many are shocked at how hard it is to fill the more than one third of their day that was once allotted for job duties, including getting to and from work.

This isn’t a problem for Sherman Whitfield, CA-AM, who retired on August 31, 2012, after 15 years with Eli Lilly and Company and multiple decades dealing with manufacturing relationships in one form or another in the biopharmaceutical, aerospace, and automotive industries.

“Sherm is a motivator,” said ASAP Midwest chapter president Ann Trampas, CSAP, professional development practice lead at Phoenix Consulting Group.