If you are an industry expert with years of experience and would welcome the opportunity to strengthen your reputation as a thought leader, we would love to hear from you.

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2017 Speakers

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Alison Moore
(Event Chair) SVP, Process Development at Amgen
Dr. Alison Moore is senior vice president, Process Development serving both Operations and R&D organizations. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Operations Technology. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering […]
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Wolfram Carius
Executive Vice President Pharmaceuticals Product Supply at Bayer
Prof. Wolfram Carius is the Executive Vice President Pharmaceuticals Product Supply (Chemicals, Pharma, Biotech, Devices) at Bayer AG and is a member of the Executive Committee for Bayer Pharmaceuticals. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Prior […]
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Anders Vinther
Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur
Anders is the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP compliance, quality leadership, and the quality of the company’s vaccines worldwide. Prior to that he worked for Roche and Genentech most recently as the […]
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Johna Norton
Senior Vice President, Global Quality at Eli Lilly and Company
Johna Norton is senior vice president, global quality for Eli Lilly and Company. Johna joined Lilly in 1990 as an analytical chemist and went on to hold positions in quality assurance and quality control, supporting manufacturing […]
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R. Ananth
President and Chief Executive Officer, TAPI and Biologics Operations at Teva Pharmaceuticals
R. Ananth (Raghunathan Ananthanarayanan) has more than 30 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical industry as a senior leader specializing in business development, R&D, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing, strategic sourcing, and mergers and […]
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Kimball Hall
Senior Vice President and Head of Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing at Genentech – A member of the Roche Group
Kimball Hall serves as the Senior Vice President and Head of Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing and is a member of the Genentech Executive Committee (GEC). Prior to joining Genentech in 2016, she previously worked at Amgen […]
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Juan Andres
Senior Vice President of Late Stage Technical Development and Manufacturing at Moderna
Juan Andres is Senior Vice President of Late Stage Technical Development and Manufacturing at Moderna. Prior to joining Moderna he was the Head of Global Novartis Manufacturing (Novartis Technical Operations) based in Basel, Switzerland. His responsibilities include small […]
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Maria Nieradka
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Biogen
Maria Nieradka is Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Biogen, a Biotechnology company.  Her responsibilities include global procurement, planning, end to end small molecule manufacturing, drug product and finished goods manufacturing for biologics, and distribution […]
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Jacks Lee
SVP Manufacturing at Merck
Jacks Lee is an industry executive with global experiences in biopharmaceutical, small molecule drugs and vaccines.  His 25+ years of experiences spans across technical, operational and strategic leadership roles in Science-Technology, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain and […]
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Daniel Palmacci
VP of Drug Product Network and Site Head Schaftenau at Novartis
Daniel Palmacci is Vice President of a Drug Product Network and Site Head Schaftenau at Novartis. He is based in Austria and in Basel, Switzerland. Daniel has nearly 20 years of leadership experience in Biologics in […]
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Christie Bielinski
Vice President of Product Quality Management at Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Christie Bielinski is Vice President of Product Quality Management for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Christie leads a world-wide organization of quality professionals accountable for the development, manufacture and launch of pharmaceutical products across the Janssen therapeutic areas. The […]
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Paul Staid
Paul J. Staid
Head of Global Supply Planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Paul leads the Biologics Product Strategy and Operations organization within BMS Biologics Development and Operations (BDO).   He is responsible for the supply strategy and lifecycle management of biologics brands, global network strategy, and the BDO PMO […]
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Laurent Boer
GM & VP Materials Management at Sanofi Genzyme
Laurent J. Boer is General Manager of  the Allston plant for Sanofi Genzyme. He is responsible for the commercial bio-manufacturing of Cerezyme® and previously was responsible for the Massachusetts Raw Material Platform supporting Sanofi Genzyme manufacturing, global […]
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Li Malmberg
Vice President, Biologics Development and Manufacturing at Celgene
Dr. Li Malmberg is VP Biologics Development and Manufacturing at Celgene where she oversees the CMC Development and Manufacturing for Biologics Products.  Prior to joining Celgene, Li Malmberg spent over 23 years with AbbVie and Abbott […]
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John Garvey
Compliance Architects at Chief Executive Officer
Jack Garvey is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compliance Architects®, a leading consulting and advisory firm specializing in innovative quality and compliance solutions for FDA-regulated manufacturers. Jack possesses over 30 years of hands-on technical, […]
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Mayo Pujols
VP Global Head Car-T Operations and Technology at Celgene
Mayo Pujols is currently VP Global Head Car-T Operations and Technology at Celgene located in Summit, New Jersey. Prior to Celgene, he was the SVP of Technical Operations at Advaxis, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company located […]
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Rohini Deshpande
VP Process Development at Amgen
Rohini joined Amgen in 1997 as a scientist in R&D.  At present, she is Vice President Process Development and Head of Attribute Sciences. Attribute Sciences is a multi-modality global group across six Amgen sites.  The scope spans […]
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Tina Larson
Vice President of Technical Operations at Achaogen
Tina M. Larson is Vice President of Technical Operations at Achaogen, a biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant gram-negative infections.  Ms. Larson is accountable for Process […]
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Darren Dasburg
VP & Head, Learning and Development Global Operation at AstraZeneca
Darren currently serves as VP & Head, Learning and Development Global Operation at AstraZeneca. Bringing over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, he was appointed Vice President-Site Head for the Boulder Manufacturing […]
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Cathryn Shaw-Reid
Executive Director Process Development at Amgen
Dr. Cathryn Shaw-Reid is executive director, Process Development at Amgen where she currently serves in a change management leadership role responsible for transforming the governance framework to enable more effective decision-making across the Operations global network. […]
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Lisa Wyman
Head of Quality Compliance & Risk Management at Shire
Lisa Wyman is Senior Director, Quality Compliance and Risk Management at Shire, based in Lexington, MA. Lisa leads a global organization accountable for quality compliance and quality risk management of a diverse product portfolio including plasma-derived […]
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Jerry Murry
VP CMC Lifecycle Management at Amgen
Jerry obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Utah and was an NIH fellow at Harvard University before starting his industrial career at Pfizer Central Research. Prior to joining Amgen in 2006, Jerry was Sr. Director […]
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Søren Thuesen Pedersen
Director, External Affairs at Novo Nordisk
Mr. Pedersen, a chemical engineer by education, has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years in both specialist and managerial positions within parenterals and solids manufacturing In his current job Mr. Pedersen is responsible […]
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Karen Walker
VP Quality at Seattle Genetics
Karen Walker is Vice President of Global Quality for Seattle Genetics. She brings 30 years’ experience in the biotech industry, holding positions in development, validation, Regulatory Affairs and Quality. She has worked in a number of […]
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Heidi Hoffmann
Senior Director, Supply Chain and CMC Team Lead at Sutro Biopharma
Heidi Hoffmann, Senior Director, Supply Chain and CMC Team Lead at Sutro Biopharma, has 22 years of experience in biotechnology, specializing in process development, technology transfer, and manufacturing of vaccines and biological therapeutics.  Directly after receiving […]
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Andrew Jones
Head of Product Quality, Biopharm and Steriles at GlaxoSmithKline
Andrew is the Head of Product Quality for Biopharm and Sterile Products at GlaxoSmithKline. His duties are to support the submission, approval, and launch of New Products as they transition from R&D into the Global Manufacturing […]
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Ashraf Amanullah
VP of Biologics Development and Manufacturing at aTyr Pharma
Ashraf is currently Vice President of Biologics Process Development and Manufacturing at aTyr Pharma. He is a drug development and manufacturing executive with more than 20 years of demonstrated leadership experience in global pharma and biotechnology […]
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Ryan Burke
Senior Production Scheduler at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ryan is a Senior Production Scheduler for BMS, where he is responsible for capacity management, finite scheduling, and implementing the BioG scheduling tool at the Devens, MA facility. In this role Ryan adds value to the […]
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Manny Otero
VP Manufacturing & CMC at Turnstone Biologics
Dr. Otero has 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including in bioprocess development, manufacturing, CMC of vaccines and complex biologics. Prior to Turnstone, he was vice president of bioprocess development and manufacturing at Seres […]
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Arun Tholudur
Executive Director, Process Development at Amgen
Arun Tholudur has broad experience in end-to-end biopharmaceutical process development and commercialization. He is currently Executive Director of Process Development at Amgen with responsibilities for global packaging development for all of Amgen’s clinical and commercial products, […]
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Lisa McClintock
Director Global Product Development & Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology from University of California, Santa Barbara. She recently joined BMS and is responsible for all manufacturing operations at the Syracuse site including cell bank, inoculum, cell culture and […]
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Kim Fellows-Peake
Executive Director, Strategy Realization at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Kim Fellows-Peake has been in the Biotech Operations field for 20 years, primarily in Manufacturing and Quality. Kim recently took on a new role in Strategy Realization, where she is responsible for creating and executing a […]
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Erik Fouts
VP, Novato Manufacturing and Facilities/Engineering at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Erik Fouts is the Vice President responsible for the manufacturing, facilities, engineering, and technical support functions associated with the manufacture of three marketed biologics products and several clinical candidates. The role requires the management of 300+ […]
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Sid Advant
Executive Director, Biologics Manufacturing at Celgene Corporation
Sid Advant is Executive Director, Biologics Manufacturing at Celgene Corporation, where he oversees Clinical and Commercial Manufacturing of Celgene’s biologics portfolio. This role includes the selection as well as technical & operational management of Drug Substance […]
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Marc Lampron
Program Director at Genentech
Marc brings 30+ years experience in engineering/construction/procurement/turn-over and maintenance of manufacturing facilities, with the majority of his experience focused on biopharmaceutical manufacturing (small molecule, sterile fill-finish, vaccines, bulk biotech drug substance), domestically as well as internationally. […]
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Craig Beasley
VP Manufacturing Operations at Juno Therapeutics
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Marisa Bookman
Head of North America Commercial Supply Chain at Biogen
Marisa Bookman has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry directing operations and improving manufacturing efficiency.  She has a proven track record in designing supply chain infrastructure, S&OP development and leadership, commercial […]
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2016 Speakers

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Anders Vinther
Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur
Anders is the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP compliance, quality leadership, and the quality of the company’s vaccines worldwide. Prior to that he worked for Roche and Genentech most recently as the […]
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Tim Moore
EVP Technical Operations at Kite Pharma
Mr. Moore joins Kite Pharma from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, where he served most recently as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Pharmaceutical Technical Operations Biologics and a member of the Genentech […]
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Alison Moore
SVP, Process Development at Amgen
Dr. Alison Moore is senior vice president, Process Development serving both Operations and R&D organizations. Prior to this role, Moore served as senior vice president, Operations Technology. Moore was previously vice president, Process and Product Engineering […]
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Peter Moesta
CEO at Therapeutic Proteins International
Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and a strong understanding of manufacturing and launching complex biologics. Before joining TPI, he was senior vice president of Biologics Manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb, […]
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Pierre-Alain Ruffieux
Head of Quality and Compliance at Roche
Pierre-Alain Ruffieux is Global Head of Quality and Compliance for Roche Pharma Technical Operations responsible for all Pharmaceutical Quality and GMP compliance activities. He was most recently Head of Quality for the Pharmaceuticals division and a […]
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Anil Sawant
Vice President, Global Quality Management Systems and External Affairs at Merck
Anil Sawant, PhD, has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Quality & Compliance, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Business Ethics and Compliance, Auditing and R&D functions. He has worked on various dosage forms from […]
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Daniela Ottini
VP, Manufacturing Operations Biologics at AbbVie
Daniela joined AbbVie in 1994 as a Quality Engineer.  She has held several positions at AbbVie, including Process Engineer, Purchasing Manager for the Italian affiliate and Regional Purchasing Manager for Europe and Asia. She then led […]
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Charlene Banard
Senior Vice President of Global Quality at Shire Pharmaceuticals
Charlene is accountable for the global Quality function at Shire, a global biotechnology company focused on meeting unmet medical needs of patients with rare diseases and specialty conditions.  In partnership with her colleagues at Shire, Charlene […]
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Joanne Beck
EVP Global Pharmaceutical Development & Operations at Celgene Corporation
Dr. Joanne Beck is EVP Global Pharmaceutical Development and Operations at Celgene where she oversees the company’s Pharmaceutical Development, Global Manufacturing Operations, Engineering and Quality.  Prior to Celgene, she was SVP of Pharmaceutical Development at Shire. […]
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Karen Walker
Global Head Cell and Gene Therapies Technical Development and Manufacturing at Novartis
Karen Walker is Vice President and Global Head of Quality for Novartis’ Cell and Gene Therapies Unit. She has 25+ years in the biotech industry, holding positions in development, validation, Regulatory Affairs and Quality. She has […]
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Andy Ramelmeier
Andy Ramelmeier
SVP, Biologics Technical Operations at Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Dr. R. Andrew “Andy” Ramelmeier has served as senior vice president of biologics technical operations since October 2014. He has 20 years of experience and a strong foundation in the development and manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, including […]
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Kimball Hall
SVP and Head of Biologics Drug Substance at Genentech
Kimball Hall joined Roche in 2016 as Vice President and Head of Drug Substance Biologics Manufacturing, and is based at Genentech in South San Francisco. Her organization is focused on reliably manufacturing high-quality commercial drug substance […]
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Val Romberg
EVP Manufacturing, Operations & Planning at CSL Behring
Val Romberg is responsible for CSL Behring’s state-of-the-art global manufacturing and plasma collection operations with sites in Germany, Australia, Switzerland and the USA where the company’s lifesaving biotherapies are produced. He is also accountable for Planning. […]
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Juan Torres
SVP, Global Quality at Biogen Idec
Dr. Juan Torres is Senior Vice-President of Global Quality for Biogen, Inc. In this capacity he has worldwide responsibility over Corporate Quality, Quality Control, and Quality Operations at all Biogen production sites. He has been with […]
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Paul Marshall
SVP Technical Operations at Heron Therapeutics
Paul G. Marshall joined Heron Therapeutics as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations in November 2013. Mr. Marshall has 27 years of experience in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, including manufacturing and supply chain […]
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George Avgerinos
SVP Operations at Fortress Biotechnology
George has 35 years of experience in biotechnology CMC/operations.  He is currently at Fortress Biotech, a company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing products thru the creation of subsidiaries (Fortress Companies).  In his current role, George […]
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Bob Miller
Vice President of Quality in PDM at Gilead Sciences
Bob Miller, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Quality in PDM and has more than 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. Prior to joining Gilead Sciences he was President of his own […]
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Tina Larson
Vice President, Technical Operations at Achaogen
Tina M. Larson is Vice President of Technical Operations at Achaogen, accountable for Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality. Achaogen is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel antibacterials […]
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Andrew McKillop
Vice President, PharmSci Quality Assurance at Pfizer
Andrew is currently Vice President PharmSci QA with responsibility for the Manufacturing (GMP) Quality of the Pfizer R&D Portfolio. Andrew McKillop was previously Senior Director/Team Leader of the Scientific and Laboratory Services group, Global Quality Operations […]
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Erik Fouts
VP, Novato Manufacturing and Facilities/Engineering at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Erik Fouts is the Vice President responsible for the manufacturing, facilities, engineering, and technical support functions associated with the manufacture of three marketed biologics products and several clinical candidates. The role requires the management of 300+ […]
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Eric Niebling
Vice President, External Supply Integration at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Eric Niebling is the Vice President of External Supply Integration for the Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson.  In this role, Eric leads a global team in the sourcing and management of all external product […]
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Mayo Pujols
VP Manufacturing at Advaxis, Inc.
Mayo Pujols is currently VP of Technical Operations at Advaxis, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company located in Princeton, New Jersey.  He leads a team responsible for manufacturing, quality operations, process/analytical development, engineering, supply chain/logistics, and project […]
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Jeffrey Trost
SVP Operations at Myriad Genetic Labs
Jeff Trost, Ph.D.  Jeff has been accountable for the laboratory operations at Myriad Genetic Labs since September 2005.  Key areas of success have been reducing  sample processing time down 5 days from 23 and reducing rework […]
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Andrew Mica
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain, NA Commercial Supply at Biogen
Andrew Mica is the Senior Director, North America Supply Chain at Biogen overseeing product lifecycle management, manufacturing planning and logistics, and commercial product distribution centers. He is directing new product launch and network strategy initiatives including […]
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Heidi Hoffmann
Senior Director, Manufacturing at Sutro Biopharma
Heidi Hoffmann, Senior Director, Supply Chain at Sutro Biopharma, has 22 years of experience in biotechnology, specializing in process development, technology transfer, and manufacturing of vaccines and biological therapeutics.  Directly after receiving her Ph.D. from University […]
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Paul Staid
Paul J. Staid
VP, Biologics Product Strategy & Operations, Global Manufacturing & Supply at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Paul leads the Biologics Product Strategy and Operations organization within BMS Biologics Development and Operations (BDO).   He is responsible for the supply strategy and lifecycle management of biologics brands, global network strategy, and the BDO PMO […]
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Thomas Seewoester
Thomas Seewoester
Executive Director Manufacturing at Amgen
Thomas is a leader in Amgen’s Operations organization and Plant Manager of Amgen’s Rhode Island facility. Prior to his current role he was head of Drug Product Supply and Drug Substance Supply in Thousand Oaks with […]
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Sally Dyer
Director of Manufacturing for the Boulder Manufacturing Center at MedImmune
Sally Dyer joined AstraZeneca/MedImmune in 2016 as the Director of Manufacturing for the Boulder Manufacturing Center. In her current role, Sally is accountable to build and prepare the manufacturing organization for the introduction and on-going production […]
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Walter Cespedes
Executive Director Commercial Quality at TEVA
Mr. Cespedes is a seasoned executive with over 28 years of industry Quality experience. Mr. Cespedes serves as Executive Director, Third Party and Commercial Quality Americas for Teva (Actavis).  Prior to this appointment, he served as […]
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Ken Green
Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology at Shire
Head of MS&T function at Shire with responsibility for commercial product technical support and CMC lifecycle activities. Over 18 years’ experience in the Biotech/Pharma industry with previous roles at Pfizer, Amgen, Lonza and GSK supporting manufacturing […]
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Owen Murray
Head of Technical Operations at Recordati Rare Diseases
Owen Murray is the Head of US Technical Operations at Recordati Rare Diseases where he has responsibility for North American product development, commercial operations, supply chain and API business. Prior to joining Recordati Rare Diseases, he […]
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Angela Card
Executive Director, Supply Chain at Amgen
Angela Card is the Executive Director for Amgen’s Trade Compliance and Supply Chain Security function.  She has ten years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including leadership roles in supply chain, new product development and commercialization. […]
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Shou-Bai Chao
SVP, BioVentures at Medimmune
Dr. Shou-Bai Chao is currently Senior Vice President leading AstraZeneca’s BioVentures with a dedicated team to develop Biosimilars and BioBetters with leading biotech companies in China and other Asian countries for the global markets. Prior to […]
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Mark Galbraith
Head of Quality Control at Spark Therapeutics Inc.
Mark Galbraith has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for 20 years, where he has gained diverse experience and knowledge in all phases of product development from pre-clinical to commercial, at small companies and large.  Mark began […]
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2015 Speakers

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Tim Moore
SVP, Global Head, Pharmaceutical Technical Operations Biologics at Genentech
Timothy Moore is Genentech senior vice president and Roche global head of Pharmaceutical Technical Operations Biologics. In this role, he manages the biologics manufacturing network focused on end-to-end process and product optimization for all aspects of […]
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Anders Vinther
Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur
Anders is the Chief Quality Officer at Sanofi Pasteur accountable for cGMP compliance, quality leadership, and the quality of the company’s vaccines worldwide. Prior to that he worked for Roche and Genentech most recently as the […]
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Andrew Skibo
Andrew Skibo
Head of Global Biologics Operations & Global Engineering at AstraZeneca Biologics
Andrew D. Skibo is Regional Vice President, Supply Biologics, Global Engineering and Real Estate at MedImmune/AstraZeneca Biologics where he affects changes in manufacturing operations, quality oversight, and cross-functional relations throughout the company. He is also responsible for […]
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David Lowndes
David Lowndes
SVP, Head of Supply Chain Management at Shire
David joined Shire in Feb 2011 as Vice President for Supply Chain Strategy and Product Commercialization in the Specialty Pharmaceuticals Division and was promoted to Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain and Quality in June of […]
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Mark Paxton
CEO at Rx-360
Mark S. Paxton is the newly appointed CEO of RX-360, an international medical product supply chain consortium dedicated to patient safety by promoting practices to protect supply chains and distribution channels. RX-360 is based in Washington, […]
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Paul Marshall
SVP Technical Operations at Heron Therapeutics
**Advisory Board Member** Paul G. Marshall joined Heron Therapeutics as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations in November 2013. Mr. Marshall has 27 years of experience in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, including manufacturing […]
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Stephen Muldoon
VP Manufacturing and Engineering Services at AbbVie
Vice President Manufacturing and Engineering Services 18 years experience with AbbVie in a number of roles with increasing responsibility from Plant Manager to VP in Operations and Commercial Previous experience with Mallinckrodt and FMC BEng Chemical […]
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Allen Harmon
Head of Quality at Baxalta
Allen Harmon is the Head of Quality for Baxalta, a spinoff of Baxter BioScience. He is located at Baxter’s Westlake Village division headquarters. Mr. Harmon joined Baxter in 1986 in the Marion, North Carolina facility as […]
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Steven Lee
Head, Biologics Technical Opetaions & CEO Singapore Operations at Dr Reddys Labratories
Currently Dr. Steven Lee is Chief Executive Officer of DRL Singapore Operations, Pte Ltd, Singapore for India-based Dr. Reddy’s Labs Biologics Technical Operations (NYSE listed company), one of Asia’s leading biosimilar development and manufacturers. Joined DRL […]
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Maureen Skowronek
VP Operations Biologics at Merck & Co.
Maureen Skowronek is the Vice President – Global Vaccine and Biological Quality Operations at Merck. In this position, mobilize and align the quality operations of the Global Vaccine and Sterile Manufacturing and Biologics portfolio of products.  Oversee […]
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Carlos Villalobos
Vice President Injectables & Biologics at Actavis
Carlos is a Global Operations, Manufacturing, and Engineering executive in Bio-Pharma Industry. Most recently with Actavis, Bristol Myers-Squibb and Johnson and Johnson. Extensive experience developing strategies that substantially improve product supply and company revenues. Optimized product […]
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Vijay Yabannavar
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Ops. & Technical Development at Emergent Biosolutions
Dr. Yabannavar is currently the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Ops. & Technical Development at Emergent Biosolutions (Baltimore, MD), which is engaged in the development and manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics for biodefense and commercial needs. […]
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Matt Gray
Director of QA Systems at BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Matt Gray is Director of QA Systems at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., where he directs the groups that manage the change control, deviation, CAPA, document lifecycle, product complaints, and annual product review systems. He also leads GMP […]
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Melissa Seymour
Vice President of Corporate Quality at Biogen Idec
Melissa Seymour is the Vice President of Corporate Quality for Biogen Idec assuming responsibility for global compliance and global quality systems including management of Quality Systems, Internal and External Auditing and Global Affiliate GMP oversight. Melissa […]
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Remo Colarusso
Vice President of Manufacturing & Technical Operations at Johnson & Johnson
Remo Colarusso is the Vice President of Manufacturing & Technical Operations for the Janssen Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, Remo is responsible for the product supply of the entire product portfolio of […]
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Alex Tschumakow
Head of Upstream Manufacturing Operations at Shire
Alex joined Shire in 2007 as part of the team to design, build, and startup a new greenfield manufacturing facility on their campus in Lexington, MA.  This facility utilizes single use technologies to the greatest extent […]
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Stephen Liebowitz
Vice President, Global Technical Services at Shire Pharmaceuticals
Stephen Liebowitz is Vice President, Global Technical Services at Shire Pharmaceuticals.  Previously, he held the position of Vice President Global Technical Services at NPS Pharma. Prior to NPS Dr. Liebowitz held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and […]
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Daniel Vellom
Daniel Vellom
Sr. Director, Global Technology Innovation at Sanofi Pasteur
Daniel Global position providing technical support and process/technology solutions for new vaccines, product and process improvement projects and troubleshooting for existing vaccine products. Establish and manage collaborative projects exploring new technologies and innovative process solutions via […]
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Edward Bjurstrom
VP Operations at Gilead Sciences
Mr. Bjurstrom is the Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Gilead Sciences’ manufacturing operation in San Dimas, California. This site manufactures aseptically filled and lyophilized products as well as packaging of solid oral dose […]
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Amy McDaniel
Technical Operations Director at Pfizer, Inc.
Amy McDaniel is a Director of Technical Operations at the Sanford, NC facility for Pfizer, where she oversees a department responsible for implementing new technologies for the manufacture of intermediates for a conjugated bacterial vaccine. Her […]
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Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
Senior Director Supply Chain Security / Chair of Rx360 at Pfizer
Brian Johnson is the Sr. Director Supply Chain Security at Pfizer. He is responsible for Pfizer’s corporate supply chain security program. This program was developed to combat growing supply chain threats related to product theft, product […]
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Anthony Hurley
VP, Head of External Manufacturing - Biologics at Genentech
Anthony Hurley is Vice President and Head of External Manufacturing – Biologics for Roche/Genentech based in South San Francisco, CA. He is responsible for Biologics CMO network operations globally. In this role he manages the relationships […]
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David Allen
Sr. Dir. Manufacturing, Science & Technology at Eli Lilly & Company
Dr. David Allen is currently the Senior Directory of Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences for the Indianapolis Parenteral Operations for Eli Lilly and Company.  David joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1994 from The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, […]
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Christopher Stevens
Director, Manufacturing Operations at GSK
Chris Stevens is Director of Manufacturing Operations at GlaxoSmithKline where he leads manufacturing, supply chain, process transfer and cell banking operations.  Prior to GSK, he was Associate Director, Manufacturing at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) facility in Devens, […]
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Shane A. Yount
Principal/Author/Consultant at Competitive Solution, Inc.
Shane A. Yount is a nationally recognized author, consultant, and principal of Competitive Solutions, Inc., an international Business Transformation consulting and software firm. Shane’s team pioneered the acclaimed organizational governance system known as Process Based Leadership® […]
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Lance Minor
VP Global Biologics: Network Strategy & Performance at AstraZeneca Biologics
Lance Minor has over 20 years of design and deployment of business strategies and operations experience. Currently at Astra Zeneca – Global Biologics Operations, he drives network strategy, clinical and commercial supply planning from its internal […]
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Gary Barrera
Gary Barrera
Head of Quality at Theravance Biopharma
Gary Barrera has almost 20 years of experience in Quality and Operations. Currently at Theravance Biopharma Antibiotics Inc., he is the Head of Quality where he drives quality strategy, governance, oversight and operations for commercial programs […]
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Jon Coffman
Director, Bioprocess Engineering & Technology & Innovation Manager at Boehringer Ingelheim
Dr. Jon Coffman is Director, Bioprocess Engineering & Technology & Innovation Manager in Boehringer Ingelheim at Fremont, California. Jon and his team are instrumental in driving the implementation of BI’s bioprocessing innovation vision. Jon is an […]
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Diane Petitti
Vice President, Head of Global Biologics Quality at Bristol-Myers Squibb
Diane Petitti currently serves as Vice President and Head of Biologics Quality for Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) with overall accountability for assuring GMP quality and compliance of BMS’ internal and external manufacturing and testing activities supporting bulk […]
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Joe Fuhr
Joseph Fuhr
Professor of Economics at Widener University
Dr. Joseph P. Fuhr Jr. is a professor of economics at Widener University and currently serves as a senior fellow with The American Consumer Institute and Ambassador for the Internet Innovation Alliance. Dr. Fuhr received his […]
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Lucy Medeiros Cabral
Sr. Director Global Supplier Quality at Roche
Lucy has twenty four years of experience at Genentech and Roche in the Quality Assurance, Compliance, and Quality Control groups as part of the plant quality functions. Lucy has extensive experience managing commercial and clinical contract […]
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Nick Keener
Director of Process Engineering at Amgen
Nick leads the Drug Substance Process Engineering team at Amgen’s manufacturing site in Juncos, Puerto Rico.  The team’s responsibilities include Process Development commercial support, technology transfer, regulatory inspection support, process monitoring, and process validation.  The team […]
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Jeff Ranney
Director of Engineering at Amgen
Jeff Ranney is a Director of Engineering in the Amgen Corporate Engineering Group.   In this role he is responsible for the Amgen’s corporate equipment engineering group in support of manufacturing systems.  His team leads a series […]
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Bernd Eichenmueller
Vice President, US Operations at Boehringer Ingelheim
Bernd is currently Vice President, US Operations, for the Animal Health subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim in the US. He manages two sites in St. Joseph, MO and Fort Dodge, IA with 1100 employees. Main business activity […]
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Peter Carbone
VP, Global Head External Relations, Group Quality at Novartis
Peter Carbone is VP, Global Head External Relations, Group Quality since April 2014. Prior to joining Novartis, Peter worked for Allergan for 7 years in a variety of senior quality leadership roles including Vice President Biologics. […]
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2014 Speakers

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Joerg Heidrich
SVP Global Product Supply Biotech at Bayer Healthcare
A recognized leader in the field of Bio-manufacturing, Mr. Heidrich has dedicated nearly 30 years of his professional career to the management of various manufacturing operations within the global Bayer Group. He currently heads the Global […]
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Patrick Yang
Former EVP of Technical Operations at Genentech
Dr. Patrick Y. Yang has over 35 years leadership experience in technology, manufacturing, supply chain, and operational management functions in General Electric, Merck, Genentech and Roche. He was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Roche […]
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Greg Guyer
SVP, Biologics/Therapeutic Proteins and Sterile Operations at Merck & Co.
Dr. C. Greg Guyer is currently Sr. Vice President, Biologics/Therapeutic Proteins & Sterile Line of Business at Merck. He is responsible for overseeing manufacturing operations for Biologics, Therapeutic Proteins and Sterile Manufacturing Sites. Greg joined the […]
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