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Expert in Medical Packaging: Project Management, Design, Validation, Equipment

Expert ID: 722562 California, USA

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Expert is a certified packaging professional with over 20 years experience providing packaging engineering services to the biotechnology and medical device industries. These services include package and labeling development, packaging equipment selection and validation, and package materials and systems performance testing. Expert holds a BS in Packaging from Michigan State University, an MA in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University, and is a PhD candidate in Packaging at Michigan State. He currently teaches the Pharmaceutical, Medical, and Cosmetics Packaging class. Expert is also a three time winner of the Ameristar national package design award.

Label design and printing systems.Pouch/Tray development and equipment validationPackage development and testing

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1993 Degree: MA Subject: Industrial Technology Institution: San Jose State University
Year: 1986 Degree: BS Subject: Packaging Institution: Michigan State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Consultant Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Provide medical packaging consulting services including design, validation, and equipment selection. Focused primarily on the SF Bay Area.
Years: 1998 to 2002 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Senior Packaging Engineer Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Designed and developed commercial product packaging for drug and device products. Managed all packaging related partner interactions and projects.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Packaging/Manufacturing Engineer Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Established function and managed all aspects of package design and package processing. Responsible for labeling design, content, and compliance for worldwide customers. Developed packaging vendor sources and managed all external development activities.
Years: 1992 to 1996 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Packaging Engineer Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Established and coordinated the packaging function for a $100 million medical device company. Responsible for management of all aspects of packaging and labeling from request and conception to material acquisition and implementation. Interfaced with and advised all departments on packaging related issues.
Years: 1987 to 1992 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Packaging Engineer Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Responsible for the design and testing of packages for desktop computers and electronic components. Managed packaging projects for new products, off-site plants, and OEMs. Worked hands-on in the dynamics lab performing all phases of package testing.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Packaging Professional (CPP)
Professional Appointments
PIAC Member - San Jose State
Awards / Recognition
2 time Ameristar winner

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Experience with most medical packaging suppliers: pouches, trays, cartons, etc.
Marketing Experience
Conducted targeted packaging prototype focus groups
Other Relevant Experience
Instructor - San Jose State University

Fields of Expertise

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