George BarthaDirector, Infrastructure and Application Operations

Bayer Business and Technology Services

George Bartha is the director of Infrastructure Services for Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bayer, a $40-billion worldwide pharmaceutical and crop science company, is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany. Bartha has worked for over 18 years at Bayer and is responsible for Bayer's North America Data Center and Network Operations serving over 15,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada and over 16,000 employees in Latin America. He is responsible for the computer infrastructure of over 125 Bayer sites in the U.S. and Canada and more than 120 sites in Latin America. The computer infrastructure assets that he manages in the Pittsburgh Data Center and at other sites are valued at over $500 million.

Bartha has over 30 years of experience working in the IT industry for a number of large and small companies. Prior to working at Bayer, he worked as an IT Service delivery manager consultant at CIBER. He was employed as a customer liaison at Applied Science Associates and as a service delivery manager for Computer Delivery Services, two small software startup companies in the Pittsburgh area. He also worked at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh and Delmarva Power and Light Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bartha is a 1983 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a double major in MIS and accounting. He is also a 1990 graduate of Widener University with an MBA and a concentration in management information systems. He has served for over 10 years on the IUP Business Advisory Council. During that time, Bayer has hosted many student events on the Bayer Pittsburgh campus and, in 2015, hosted exchange students from IUP's Hyderabad, India, campus. In addition, Bartha has served on the Pittsburgh SAP User Group as vice chairman.

Bartha and his wife, Kathy, a 1984 IUP accounting graduate, live in McDonald, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Michelle and Alexander. Bartha has been active over the years in many community service activities and currently serves as a school board director for the West Allegheny School District. He previously served on the North Fayette Township Zoning Hearing board for 13 years, a number of which he held the position of chairman, and has also served in various capacities on the North Fayette Athletic Association.

Updated 2016