Maria Araujo

Director, Fellow, Advanced Technology, Advanced Technology Center of Excellence, J&J Supply Chain Excellence, Johnson & Johnson

Maria Araujo is the Director of the Advanced Technology Center of Excellence at Johnson & Johnson, where she leads a team focused on innovation, technology scouting and development for J&J’s supply chain. Areas of focus include Sensing and IoT, advanced robotics, industry 4.0, smart factory technologies, to name a few. Prior to J&J, Maria had various roles in R&D, product development and technology development at Honeywell Aerospace and Southwest Research Institute. Maria holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the recipient of an R&D 100 Award, is one of Manufacturing USA’s Modern Makers and was named one of San Antonio’s Top 40 Under 40 by the San Antonio Business Journal.