ManuPharma 2018

05 - 06 December, 2018

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt

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Our Speakers

Speakers 2018

Tilman Rock
Global Head of Pharma Manufacturing
Roche

Tilman Rock, Ph.D.: Studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. and joined Roche in 2000. Various positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing of Sterile Drug Products both in Germany and at Roche HQ in Switzerland. Appointed Vice-President of Quality Biologics Drug Product Manufacturing in 2014 and since 2018 Head of Manufacturing Pharma at the Mannheim; Gemany site.


Peter Comes
Managing Director Site Lead
Boehringer Ingelheim

Peter leads solids production as a plant manager for BI and has had this role for over three years. Other roles in his 20+ year career with the company include CVP of Supply Network Strategy, Plant Manager of a major plant in Japan, Director of Process Optimisation and Director of Production.

Barbara Sambuco
CEO Industrial Operations Italy
BMS

Barbara is CEO and GM of BMS' industrial operations across the Italian regions, and is responsible for BMS Global Manufacturing & Supply, Italy. Davide is responsible for human resources within this organisation. The BMS Anagni pharmaceutical plant has approximately about 800 employees.

Miran Denac
VP Operations Western European
TEVA
Miran is the site general manager for two large pharmaceutical production sites in Germany, with responsibility for over 1300 employees. Prior to this he was site general manager for PLIVA/TEVA's Croatian production site. He has extensive experience around the creation and execution of production strategy and it's role within the wider supply chain for pharma.
Joseph Sendra
VP Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
Johnson & Johnson
Stephen Closs
VP Global Technical Operations
Patheon
Stephen has more than 28 years of experience in engineering and pharmaceutical research and development. He currently oversees the global strategic technical activities related to the development, scale-up, commercialization and continued performance of multi-drug product portfolios for clients. He currently also oversees novel technology introduction projects including continuous manufacturing. Mr. Closs has led Centers of Excellence teams for Design of Experiments (DOE), Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD).
David Long
Head of Pharma Centre of Expertise and Business Excellence
UCB Biopharma

David is head of a team responsible for defining and implementing the long term strategy for the manufacture and analytical control of UCB products throughout their life cycle, together with a team implementing a Knowledge management roadmap for our products through data acquisition, integration and interpretation, QbD, CPV, document control and retention. He has been with UCB for over 10 years in senior manufacturing and operational roles. Prior to this he worked at Eli Lilly for over 20 years.

Bo Hilligsøe
VP Finished Goods
Lundbeck

Bo is responsible for all finished goods production in Lundbeck, and also acts as Managing Director for Laboratorie Elaiapharm, a manufacturing facility providing services to Lundbeck as well as external customers. He has been with Lundbeck for over 15 years. 

Rudolf Haussmann
VP Technical Development and Operations
Santhera
Willem Kools
VP Global Head of Technology Management
Merck AG

As Global Head of Technology Management, Dr. Kools is responsible for process development and manufacturing science and technology, digitalization, educational programs and the Emprove ® program. His interests and expertise lies in process robustness and process economics towards accelerating access to health. Dr. Kools joined Millipore R&D in 1998 and focused on technology and product development of several commercial products.

Guillaume Jovenet
VP Global Head of Manufacturing
Grunenthal

Guillaume leads all manufacturing sites of Grünenthal, located in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Chile, Ecuador and Brazil. Prior to this he held senior manufacturing and operations roles for a range of FMCG and pharmaceutical organisations including RB and L'Oreal. 

Bianca Matthee
VP Manufacturing & Pharmaceutics
ProQR Therapeutics
Bianca currently heads up the Manufacturing & Pharmaceutics department within ProQR Therapeutics; a biotech company focused upon RNA thrapies for genetic rare diseases. Her span of control involves everything from strategy up to operations related to manufacturing/supply, chemistry, formulation/delivery and (bio)analytical chemistry of oligonucleotides. She has built the department from scratch and enabled delivery of ProQR's supplies for the first clinical studies.
Vijay Surapaneni
VP Engineering and Capacity Planning
Catalent
Vijay is a Senior Technical Operations Executive with diverse leadership experience spanning Engineering, Facilities, and Manufacturing Operations in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device companies. For over 35 years, Vijay has delivered superior customer service and quality products for global life sciences companies (Catalent, ConvaTec, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Parke-Davis/Warner-Lambert), both in the United States and internationally (Asia, Europe, Latin America). He holds a successful track record of driving strategic alignment across organizations with a focus on growth objectives. His proven ability to manage operations and deliver organizational change has optimized local, regional, and global performance. For both work and leisure, Vijay has traveled to over 25 countries, living and working in both the United States and Ireland.
Claude Giroux
VP Head of Small Molecule Manufacturing
Incyte

Claude leads all manufacturing and distribution activities for Incyte's small molecules business, based out of Switzerland. Prior to this he was a VP of manufacturing for Celgene and held several senior role sin product scale up at Roche. 

Josef Trapl
Global Head of Technology - Engineering and Manufacturing
Takeda

Josef currently leads all technological efforts within Takeda for the Engineering and Manufacturing Division of the organisation, based out of Switzerland. In an effort to improve connectivity, efficiency of operations and reduce costs he has been spearheading a project to standardise proceses and technologies across the manufacturing network.

Oliver Shergold
Global Head - Cominbation Products & Device Technology
Novartis

Oliver is leading a team of device technical experts for all injectable biologics - Novartis Pharma, Sandoz and Alcon. All stages of the product life-cycle are considered from concepts through development to life-cycle management of marketed products. Products include medical devices and combination products.

Heike Abeck
Director Manufacturing Sciences & Technology
Bayer

Heike started her career after studying Chemical Engineering at Berkeley at an engineering firm, Bechtel doing process design work for BioTech facilities, then moved on to work for Chiron and Novartis as Manufacturing specialist, process engineer and CMC lead. She then moved to Austria to work as CMC and Global Product Lead for Biosimilar Antibodies at Sandoz.  After time at Novartis and Grifols Diagnostics  as PMO head and MSAT Director she moved on to Bayer as Associate Director in Operations Management, and now is in Germany as MSAT Director BioTech for Validation.

Michael Schneider
Head of Strategy - Manufacturing Science & Technology
Roche

Michael Schneider is Director of Network Strategy for the Roche Pharmaceuticals Drug Product Manufacturing unit. Michael joined Roche in 2004 and filled various positions of increasing responsibility in Biotech and Steriles manufacturing. He started his career in large investment projects for new Biotech and Parenteralia manufacturing facilities. Michael lead the Manufacturing Science and Technology unit in Mannheim and was involved in many product launches and transfers. Since 2017 he is responsible for the asset and product sourcing strategy of the Drug Product manufacturing network. Michael holds a Master and PhD in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zurich and an Executive MBA from IMD Lausanne.

Emre Ozcan
Director of Global Manufacturing and Supply Strategy
Merck AG
Emre has 12+ year experience in healthcare strategy consulting, biopharma, research; Functional expertise in strategy development & execution, and business & organizational transformation. Topic expertise in operations (launch excellence, network design, delivery systems) and commercials (value-based healthcare, market access, growth). He currently leads the strategy for global healthcare operations at Merck based out of Geneva in Switzerland. Prior to joining Merck Emre was a partner at Boston Consulting Gorup in their healthcare vertical.
Peter Iles-Smith
Head of Technical – Global Manufacturing and Supply IT
GSK
Peter is the leading design authority for GSK's serialisation programme, covering end-to-end, shop floor to government reporting on a global scale. Prior to this he was a technical director with the company focusing upon MES systems. Prior to his 12 years at GSK Peter worked in a variety of technology and engineering roles in the pharma industry and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Helge Berg
Director BioManufacturing Science Network Europe
Merck
With currently 5 direct reports and 24 team members, Helge is heading the European Biomanufacturing Sciences Network (BSN) at Merck. It is a globally networked team of scientists and engineers that provides technical consultation, hands-on development, scale-up & implementation partnership with clients to ensure robust and sustainable utilization of Merck Millipore technologies at all scales and phases of drug production. The European team currently consists of 24 scientists and engineers, the global organisation approximately 80.

Albert Codony Ferre
Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology
Sandoz

Albert leads a manufacturing technology and science team across two production sites for Novartis, where he is responsible for the development of technical elements of production across a range of products. Previously Albert led the Ideas Management Program at Sandoz and worked in a range of R&D roles over the course 12 years. 

Gareth Alford
Lead Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Tech
GSK

Gareth started his industrial career in 1999 for a Contract Engineering firm; designing building pharmaceutical and Oil and Gas facilities. In 2002 he joined GSK at their R&D facility in Stevenage. Since 2008, he has been lead engineer in primary continuous manufacturing, designing and operating Continuous Processing units in GSK Stevenage; engineering several Pilot, Lab and Manufacturing Flow Facilities. He is am part of a growing team within Advanced Manufacturing technologies responsible for Technology Development for Manufacturing Platforms in GSK, working hard to develop Smart, Small, Agile Factories and make them a reality.

Cornelia Thieme
Director Global Manufacturing Science Europe
Biogen
As Director of Global Manufacturing Science Cornelia is leading teams of Scientists and Engineers across multiple sites providing scientific and technical support in regards to biotech & pharmaceutical manufacturing. She has 20+ years of global healthcare experience and is able to leverage this operations and development experience to deliver exceptional results in a broad range of projects, products and technologies.

Martin Fusek
Global Head of IT Testing Service
Novartis
Martin currently leads the IT testing servies for Novartis on a global scale. He was responsible for the set up and management of a global testing centre of excellence providing managed testing service for IT application of all business areas of a pharmaceutical company. Martin has held senior IT and automation roleswithin the pharma and biotec space for approximately 20 years.
Peter Van Brusselt
Senior Director Facilities EMEA
Johnson & Johnson

Peter set up and now leads the J&J factilities organisation. The scope includes building management for all supply chain, R&D and commercial facilities and all related services such as security, catering, lab services. Prior to this he held several senior reliability, strategic capacity management and supply chain roles and engineering, technology nad manufacturing operations excellence roles. He has been with the J&J group for over 20 years.

Pablo Gonzalez
Head of Strategy and Digital, Biopharma, Global Manufacturing & Supply
Merck

Pablo Gonzalez is currently a Business Technology Partners within the Global Manufacturing, Supply and Quality arm of Merck AG. Prior to this he has held a number of positions within the company including Chief of Staff, Head of Strategy and Digital, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Managing Director of Uruguay and Director Quality Management Distribution and Subsidiaries among others. He has been with Merck for over fourteen years, holds a degree from Universidad de la Republica, and an MBA from Universidad Caolica del Uruguay.


Christian Haupt
Director of Global Operations
Grammer AG

Christian is building the global technology Roadmap for MES, Industry 4.0 & Digital Factory. This includes driving Lean Transformation on global scale (Peru, Ecuador, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany) and developing operational Excellence Roadmap for Manufacturing & Supply Chain on a global scale. 

Patrick Hyett
Director IIM Digitisation Lab
GSK

Patrick leads GSK's digitalisation lab; a pioneering project which is bringing the digital age to manufacturing in pharmaceuticals. He leads a team dedicated to seeking, developing and industrialising new manufacturing technologies, collaborating with leading tech companies, both those familiar with pharmaceuticals and those from un-related industries, such as the gaming industry, to provide new insights into how to bring together science, technology and business to find smarter ways to work.

Davide Boccacci
HR Lead GPS Italy
BMS
Doug Spence
Managing Partner
Spence Associates
Doug is the Managing Partner of spence associates an International training and coaching firm with a proven track record, in accelerated people development since 1993. Doug specialises in Applied Behavioural Psychology, and Business Relationship Management. And his services are sought after by major corporations around the world. He also advises Some of the biggest names in Sport, helping them optimise their key relationships and sponsorship obligations, this includes the elite in Soccer, Tennis, golf and Formula 1 racing. 
Doug began his career in Finance with Rolls Royce, he then spent 12 years at Mars Inc. holding a series of European and International sales, service and general management positions. Doug is highly personable, has a down to earth pragmatic approach, and his passion for people development is both contagious and thought-provoking. He is a proud Scot who loves his job, but hates admin and airports!
So be prepared to be refreshed, re-energised and inspired to take your relationship management skills to an entirely new level.
Jos Van Den Heuvel
Director External Manufacturing
Johnson & Johnson

Jos currently works as a Director in external manufacturing, with prime responsibility for the management of local production with a major manufacturing partner in Russia. He has been with J&J for over 20 years in a range of customer services, planning and product launch roles.

Björn Fischer
Head of Executive Management Support, Pharmaceuticals Product Supply
Bayer

Bjorn currently works within executive management support for pharma product supply at Bayer. Prior ot this he led strategy and operational excellence in Bayer's animal health businesss, and was a managment consultant within the organisation's business services. Prior to Bayer Bjorn also worked as an engineer at both Siemens Energy and Johnson Controls. 

Josef Kriegmair
Representative Production Turbine Blade / Structure Castings
MTU Aero Engine
Anne Bard
Global Capital Strategy & Design Lead
GSK

Anne currently leads global capital strategy and design at GSK at the organisation's headquarters. Prior to this she was an engineering project director on capital investment with a budget of $160m on the Brownfield Nyon site. This included overall transformation of the existing plant, without ceasing production. She has a long history of CAPEX project direction, having worked with EPC companies Arkema, ECAD and Chemsis

Cinzia Marcon
Head of Quality Operations Italy
Pfizer

Cinzia has been with Pfizer for over 20 years in various roles within product quality and as an advisor on a range of quality projects in supply chain and manufactuing. She is now leading all GDPR related quality operations for the region.

Sebastien Ribault
Senior Director Biotech Process Development and Manufacturing
Merck

Sebastien leads Merck's BioDevelopment centres in Bordeux, Boston and Shanghai with global PnL, QA & regulatory, engineering, training and strategy responsibility. He has been with Merck for over 13 years in a range of technology development and R&D roles. 

Marcelo Costa
Global Head of FMD
STADA

Marcelo Costa is currently Global Program Leader in STADA’s central corporate group responsible for Product Security Projects to support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Stada manufacturing sites.

He graduated in Industrial Engineering, post-graduated in Maintenance Management and Industrial Administration.

He has +15 years of international experience in Pharmaceutical Industry, having won awards for his work in the areas of Sustainable Packaging, Operational Excellence, Energy Management and Industrial Engineering.

Sebastien Fournier
Global Head of Self-Driving Operations
Merck
Eamon Judge
European Project Planning Leader
Lilly
Eamon currently works as the head of European Project Planning for facilities delivery, where he leads the preparatory and planning activities for the development, expansion and technological advancement (CAPEX) of manufacturing sites across the European regions. He has worked with Eli Lilly for almost 20 years, with a focus upon the Kinsale site in County Cork, Ireland.
Andrew Whytock
Head of Pharmaceutical Digitalisation & Innovation
Siemens

Andrew is based at the Siemens Pharma Competence Center in Karlsruhe, Germany where he is Head of Digitalization and Innovation for the pharmaceutical industry business segment. He has more than 20 years experience in the software industry, in a variety of consultative and business development roles around Europe, and been involved in industrial software and digitalization in biopharma for the last 10 years, with a previous focus on manufacturing execution systems. His current focus is to lead different innovation initiatives on behalf of Siemens, working with pharma manufacturers on Industry 4.0 and digitalization, facilitating the transition towards the digital pharma enterprise.

Matthias Maaz
Director Life Sciences
Honeywell Process Solutions
Matthias Maaz is leading the global business for Pharmaceuticals and Specialty Chemicals at Honeywell Process Solutions. He started his career with Honeywell in 1990 and held various leadership positions in Projects Management and Sales as well as he is a Managing Director at Honeywell in Germany. Matthias holds a Diplom-Engineer degree for Process Control Technology from the University of Applied Science Leipzig. His office is in Offenbach, Germany.
David Twohig
Practice Lead - Global Consulting
ESP

David is an accomplished consultant who has experience across multiple technologies and business functions within the life science industry. He has held a number of lead positions and been responsible for the management of different engineering and IT solutions and teams in supporting manufacturing and packaging operations. Presently he is a Program Manager working with  clients to deploy a global EBR solution to approximately 12 sites. As part of that work he has led multiple site feasibility assessments and business cases to define how EBR and other systems can be utilised to support their overall business objectives.

Ulf Schrader
Principal Consultant
McKinsey

Ulf is an Expert Principal at the Hamburg office of McKinsey & Company. He is a member of the leadership on Operations and Pharmaceutical consultancy. 

Ashley Howard
EMEA and Global Strategy Manager Pharma Group
Applied Materials

Ashley Howard is a Global Strategy Manager for Applied Materials automation software group with laser focus on the pharmaceutical industry. With more than 13 years of experience working with the world’s top pharmaceutical companies, Ashley has a proven track record at bringing unique, valuable solutions to her customers. At Applied, Ashley’s mission is to help customers elevate their manufacturing practices to the next level with field-proven technologies that optimize the performance and efficiency of pharmaceutical manufacturing.  

Jim Petrusich
Vice President
Northwest Analytics

Jim Petrusich is a Vice President at Northwest Analytics, a company which specializes in real-time analytic monitoring systems in the chemical, materials, and process industries.  He has worked on many data aggregation and decision guidance projects with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, chemical, gas and oil industry manufacturers.  These deployments have won multiple industry awards including the Industry 4.0 Award (2018, Frost and Sullivan). Prior to joining NWA in 2010, Jim was Vice President, Sales and Services for Planar Systems, where he was responsible for large deployments of automated monitoring systems (C4I and C5I) in military, surveillance, transportation, and energy projects with many of the world’s largest companies and governments.

Markus Hayek
Managing Director
Accenture
Markus is currently Managing Director at Accenture Strategy, where he leads the global Life Sciences Supply Chain & Operations Strategy Practice. In this role he leads the consultative efforts of the firm with a range of global pharma and biotech companies on best practice operational strategy, drawing from extensive experience in the industry, including a decade within his current remit.
Gary Butler
VP Site Director
Avara
As Site Leader for the Avara Avlon Pharma Services Gary is leading the transition from a high performing supply site under the ownership by AstraZeneca to becoming a world class contract manufacturing and technical services business. The site continues to supply the active ingredients for two of AZ key products, Crestor and Seroquel and will now seek to expand to new business and customers. Gary is accountable for SHE, GMP and regulatory compliance for a top tier COMAH site, for driving high performance in supply and financial value, and for leading an effective and committed organisation on the site. Prior to this he spent over 15 years with AZ in various facilities and engineering roles. 
Markus Haase
International Senior Pharma & Life Science Manager
Testo

Markus has started his professional career in the pharmaceutical industry more than 10 years ago with Roche in Basel. He gained most of his professional experience with suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry in the area of temperature controlled supply chain. Working now as an International Market manager at Testo he takes responsibility of translating market evaluation to potential business solutions. Driving the global marketing, training & sales concept is also part of his job, as well as acting as a senior consultant for global sales projects as a major point of contact for customers at HQ.

Domenico Aldi
Head of API Production
Abbvie

Domenico currently works as the Chemical Plant (CPD2 Plant - Italy) Production Manager, based in Latina, with AbbVie, where he also works as an API Process Engineering Manager. Prior to AbbVie he held Process and Project Engineering roles at Abbott and Patheon in Italy. He has a Masters in Pharmaceutical Administration from LUISS Business School, a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universita degli Sudi Di Roma 'La Sapienza' and a PMI Institute certification in project management.

Silke Gotthardt
Head, Manufacturing Technical Operations, Launch and Transfer Products
Boehringer Ingelheim

Dr. Silke Gotthardt currently works as VP of Launch and Transfer Operation for Boehringer Ingelheim, where she is the central connecting point within the deveopment organisation. She is also the key point of contact for Boehringer Ingelheim's global network of sites, managing both internal site operations and external CMO activity.


Dieter Peters
SVP Operations
Grünenthal

Dieter leads all global Product Supply activities of Grunenthal worldwide (sourcing, product supply, production, quality control, direct procurement, engineering and EHS) and the Contract Manufacturing and API Sales Business of Grunenthal for third parties with global P&L responsibility. He is responsible for an organisation of approximately 1400 People on three continents with manufacturing sites in 6 countries. Prior to his current role, fro May 2009 to October 2011, he was Senior VP Global Industrial Operations at the company. 

Thomas Guebeli
Executive Director, Global Internal Manufacturing Quality
Celgene

Thomas Guebeli is currently leading all internal manufacturing quality activities globally at Celgene. He has worked in international quality operations with the organisation, based out of Boudry in Switzerland, for over 12 years and holds both a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Bern as well as a Post doc in analytical chemistry from the University of Washington. Thomas also speaks five languages!

Richard Middleton
Director, Central Engineering - Europe/Asia
Catalent
Richard leads all pharmaceutical engineering projects >$1M for Catalent in Europe and Asia, covering 18 sites in 10 countries across development, manufacturing and supply. Richard has been in the Pharmaceutical sector for more than 16 years and was with Lilly in a Global Process Improvement role prior to joining Catalent in September 2017. Richard has an MBA, a Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK.
Klaus Kunath
Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology, Global Pharma Operations, Merck
Merck KGaA
Klaus' key focus is technical leadership for process robustness improvements at Merck. His 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry include leadership within manufacturing process development, formulation development and CMC project management.
Antonio Buendia
Head of Manufacturing Process Control
Novartis

Antonio has Setup the technology direction for the Pharma Division (ca. 25 sites, including Pharmaceutical, Chemical and BioPharms sites) in terms of Automation and Process Controls at Novartis. This transformation has been designed to support the organisation in both tech adoption, support and also capital project delivery. He has held this role for six years, and worked with Eli Lilly for almost 20 years prior, in various project management and engineering roles.

Marco Maioli
Industrial Operations Director
Sigma-Tau
Marco has worked across a number of different positions within industrial operations, from quality assurance to lean manufacturing, operations management and product transfer. Prior to Sigma-tau he was an industrial technology expert at Sanofi as well as holding positions within manufacturing and operational excellence at the CMO; Catalent.
Thomas Wickert
Head of Microbial Fermentation & Enzymes
Roche Diagnostics
Eduardo Da Fonseca
VP Supply Chain
Acino Pharma
Eduardo heads up the global supply chain teams for Acino, including strategic procurement, planning, logisctics and projects for the entire company. He has significant experience in pharma, medical devices and FMCG, having worked in supply chain roles for over thirteen years. As significant amount of Eduardo's time is spent optimising the supply chain to many of the emerging markets that form a large proportion of Acino's customer geographies.
Pat Magner
SVP Global Operations
STADA
Guillaume Kerboul
Director of Life Sciences
Dassualt Systemes
John O’Sullivan
Global Head of IT Biopharma Product Supply
Bayer

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