Rachelle Howard PhD

Director of Manufacturing Automation and Digital Strategy, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Rachelle Howard is Engineering Fellow, Automation and Controls, Formulation Development, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Continuous Manufacturing Automation Engineering function and founder of Vertex’s Digital Manufacturing Program. Rachelle is a natural problem solver, delivering innovative yet pragmatic solutions across an array of automation platforms. A graduate of Tufts University and UConn, Rachelle has degrees in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Process Control. Rachelle was recognized as a member of Putnam Media’s inaugural class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.