Getting To Know Dr. Tillotson

13 9 2019
John Tillotson, R.Ph., Ph.D.

My favorite thing about working for ABITEC is the ability to make a real impact in the company and do a bunch of different tasks within the organization.

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How long have you been with ABITEC? 

I have been with ABITEC for about four and a half years.

What do you do at ABITEC?

I am a technical business director for our Pharmaceutical and Nutritional businesses focusing on business development in Latin America and Canada.

What is your favorite thing about working for ABITEC?

I love the ability to make a real impact in the company and do a bunch of different tasks within the organization.

What college did you attend?

I went to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan for my Bachelors of Pharmacy. I then went on to the University of Cincinnati in Ohio to receive my Doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy.

Where do you live currently?

I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my wife and three kids (two daughters and one son).

Tell us a little more about your background.

I was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. My father was a pharmacist and my mother was a school teacher. I grew up in Kentwood, a suburb of Grand Rapids. I originally started Art school but ended up graduating with a degree in Pharmacy. I then went on receive my Industrial Pharmacy graduate degree. I used to live and own a business in Guatemala, but have also lived in Cincinnati and Miami.

I know you do design work on the side. How did you get involved with design/videos? 

Aside from my original path of Art school, I have always loved movies and I had always wanted to bring a story to life, so I took up low-budget film making as a hobby. 

What is the best way to keep a competitive edge?

By reinventing yourself everyday.

What is your pet peeve?

My pet peeve is unfinished objectives.

What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

I would tell myself to invest in yourself.

Thanks for all that you do for ABITEC and being a great asset to the team, John!