In 1985 he was appointed general manager of Sterling Drug Ireland where he was responsible for design, construction and startup of a 150K square foot pharmaceutical plant. A brief stint as VP of Mfg. Europe (11 Facilities) was followed by a return to corporate as VP MFG. / Quality for Sterling’s 60+ facilities.
As part of a corporate development plan he was assigned to Hong Kong, China in 1992 as general manager with responsibility for sales, marketing and development of an entry strategy into main-land China. Under his leadership Sterling opened a JV in Shanghai in 1994.
Following the sale of Sterling by its parent company Eastman Kodak in 1995 he joined Kinetic Concepts Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. Initially responsible for Manufacturing and Quality he later assumed responsibility for Research and Development. During his tenure at KCI he participated in sale of the company to private investors, dramatic growth in revenue lead by VAC and eventual IPO. He retired from KCI in 2007.After three years of retirement he opened Burke & Pruski Inc., a metal fabrication shop focused on contract work. He continues to manage and grow that business today.
In addition to his work career he serves on several advisory and charitable boards including Chairman of the Board for the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind.