Amy is the CEO of ASC Pharmaceutical Logistics and has 19 years’ experience within Pharmaceutical/Healthcare logistics. During this time, she has worked within Operations, Sales and Business Development and is passionate about creating supply chains that ensure product integrity is maintained.
Amy started her career in an operations role for a global specialist clinical trial logistics provider. Then went on to establish the UK and Irish operation for one of the world’s leading active temperature control container organisations. She created brand awareness as well as education to the Healthcare and Logistics industry, of the increasing need for improved compliance and Cool Chain Management. As well as airfreight, Amy has also worked, within the Sea and Road arena and has extensive experience of setting up secure supply chains for High Value Freight. Her penultimate role before establishing ASC was with a top 3 Global Third Party Logistics Provider in Healthcare and Life Sciences Specializing in Business Development and Key Account Management for Global Clients within this industry.
Whilst at ASC Amy co-developed an independent 1 day GDP certified course for all logistics personnel who handle or who are involved in the distribution of Medicinal Products for Human use and is an experienced facilitator and trainer. Amy is an official International Air Transport Association (IATA) External Instructor for the CEIV Course training in ‘Temperature Control Cargo Operations’.
Dr. R. Andrew Hurley is an Assistant Professor of Packaging Science at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. Dr. Hurley also directs Clemson’s CUshop®, a consumer experience biometric research laboratory within the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics.
Dr. Hurley’s students have the added benefit of his knowledge and experience in the business world. In addition to his time at Clemson, he is a cofounder and managing officer of two entrepreneurial enterprises. He serves as the CLO (Chief Learning Officer) at The Packaging School, an online learning system focused on providing professionals with accessible packaging tools and education. He also acts as CTO at Package InSight, a packaging design firm that leverages consumer biometrics research to ensure retail market viability.
With teaching and research focused primarily on new product and package development, Dr. Hurley helps students and businesses bring big ideas to market. His state-of-the-art eye tracking and packaging design methodologies have generated over 25 peer-reviewed papers, 3 books, and multiple patents.
Dr. Hurley speaks and moderates over a dozen conferences and summits annually, delivers lectures and presentations internationally, and consults with many Fortune 100 firms.
Ben VanderPlas is the Global Product Manager for Sonoco ThermoSafe. He started with the company in 2005 and has had various roles within the organization including engineering, sales, and marketing. In his current role, Ben is responsible for the development and sales of Sonoco ThermoSafe’s pre-qualified solutions.
From the Institute of Packaging Professionals he retains a Certified Packaging Professional designation and has recently co-authored a technical supplement to the World Health Organizations Technical Report Series Number 961, for the Qualification of Shipping Containers.
Ben has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State Universities School of Packaging and a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.
Dr. Bernard McGarvey is a Sr. Engineering Advisor responsible for process modeling applications at Eli Lilly and Company. He supports the application of process modeling in both manufacturing and process development. He has thirty two years’ experience in manufacturing where he has held positions in process engineering, process control engineering, and technical services. His interests include general mathematical modeling and simulation, process data analysis, capacity/workflow modeling, risk management, fluid dynamics, cold chain container design and qualification, non-linear model estimation and quality engineering. He has a B. Eng. degree and a Ph. D. from University College Dublin, Ireland.Faculty: TAP Webinars
David Bang was appointed LifeConEx CEO in 2007 after serving as a founding member and senior vice president of business development and implementation of LifeConEx when it launched as a supplier-neutral joint venture between two cargo powerhouses DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) and Lufthansa Cargo in 2005. Alongside LifeConEx’s top senior management team and board members, David led the 2011 acquisition successfully that made LifeConEx a 100 percent DHL unit. Since his appointment as CEO, David has spearheaded LifeConEx’s remarkable financial and innovative achievements, positioning the company as a premier globally recognized provider of end-to-end temperature-sensitive logistics management solutions for medicinal products. He has developed a culture that empowers “LifeConExers” to find and apply optimal ways to connect people with life, one shipment at a time. He is dedicated to promoting innovation and high performance culture centered on continuous improvement in all facets of temperature-controlled logistics management. After David finished studying Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University in the Chicago Suburbs, he has been with the industry nearly 20 years holding increasingly key positions in global contract acquisition, implementation, sales, finances, IT and strategy. Today, David is an active contributor in numerous trade and technical publications, and frequently speaks at various logistics and life sciences conferences worldwide advocating for reduction of risk, elevated ROI, and ultimate patient safety.Faculty: TAP Webinars
Frank Butch is the Director of Engineering with Sonoco ThermoSafe.
He has over 15 years of experience in finite element analysis, new product development, thermal design, and testing. Mr. Butch has spoken at several conferences and given presentations on temperature controlled packaging design, development, and modeling. He is instrumental in developing the industry’s first Temperature Assurance Packaging (TAP) certification program.
Mr. Butch graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with concentrations in Manufacturing and Thermal Fluids. He went on to receive an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechanics from Drexel University. His work in manufacturing has spanned many realms including production, testing, quality, and design engineering. He has established production and quality programs in seven different countries, including China.
Geoffrey Glauser is currently a subject matter expert in support of the Manufacturing, Facilities, and Engineering Division of the Biomedical Advancement Research Development Authority (BARDA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within US Government Health and Human Services (HHS). This division contracts the development and supply of vaccines, antivirals, diagnostics, therapeutics and ancillary products for Pandemic Influenza, Project BioShield, and other research and development programs. Mr. Glauser is also a contributing technical author to the Parenteral Drug Association publications and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) publications. Recently, he worked with the Center for Disease Control in Sierra Leone on a Phase 2-3 Ebola vaccine clinical trial.
Mr. Glauser has previously worked in line and staff positions with Pfizer (Wyeth) Pharmaceuticals in the Global Packaging Technology group supporting biotech, vaccine, and consumer areas with temperature controlled shipping expertise and solutions. In other industrial positions, he has directed supply chain, biological, sterile and chemical planning and manufacturing activities with Merck & Co. Inc. (25 years). Mr. Glauser also worked with Fisher Clinical Services for inline, new product and clinical biological and pharmaceutical entities both domestically and internationally. A former US Navy officer and engineer, Mr. Glauser has a microbiology degree from Indiana University.
Henry Moran joined ASC Associates in January 2016 as Director. This latest role as a consultant allows him to use his operational and academic experiences to support clients in obtaining their respective GDP accreditation, providing GDP compliance and supply chain security audits, gap analysis on the GDP requirements, combined with facilitating the ASC GDP course.
Prior to joining ASC Associates, he worked for Mundipharma/Purdue Pharma where he started in 2006 as the International Supplies Manager. In the role he had responsibility for the global supply and logistics of delivering product to the customer. The role also included the evaluation and mitigation of risks of pharmaceutical products in the Global Supply Chain, compliance with regulatory guidelines and Cool Chain Management.
Prior to working at Mundipharma/Purdue Pharma Henry worked in numerous logistics roles in Hi-tech Electronics, Global Logistics and Freight Forwarding. Henry is a Six Sigma Black Belt and studied in the UK at the University of Plymouth and at University College Dublin and holds a Masters in Business Studies specialising in Manufacturing and Logistics.
Iftekhar Ahmed is the Team Lead for Research & Development at Sonoco ThermoSafe. He is responsible for the design and development of innovative solutions and processes. Iftekhar has implemented modeling and analysis tools for packaging systems that assist in design of both active and passive temperature controlled systems.
Iftekhar has 25 years of experience in the analysis and implementation of thermal systems in a wide range of engineering industries. He has provided consulting services in the fields of Heat Transfer, CFD and Thermodynamics to the Aerospace, Telecom, Automotive and Packaging industries.
Iftekhar holds a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he specialized in heat transfer and computational methods.
Ken Maltas joined ThermoSafe in March of 2007 as Director of Engineering. He is currently responsible for ISC® Labs, Engineering, and Research & Development.
As Director of Engineering for Sonoco ThermoSafe Mr. Maltas is responsible for all design and engineering activities within the company. Included in his responsibility are the two ISC test labs, custom system development, product specification and documentation, and new product development.
Prior to joining Sonoco ThermoSafe, Mr. Maltas spent 27 years in the medical device industry in various positions related to engineering, operations, and quality management. The last 18 years Mr. Maltas owned and operated his own medical device manufacturing company. Mr. Maltas holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University, and a MS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Lisa Barbieri Moher is the North American Head of Distribution Packaging and Graphics for Sanofi. Lisa currently is responsible for all North American Distribution Packaging and Graphics for the Sanofi business units: Pharma, Pasteur, Merial, and Genzyme for finished product Distribution. She has 15 plus years of experience within multiple facets of the Sanofi organization; Technical Services, Manufacturing Technology, Production Support, Pharmaceutical Technology, and Distribution and Supply Chain.
Her experience encompasses thermal packaging design, engineering and qualification for both domestic and international packaging solutions within 3 walk-in, 4 pallet position chambers in the Sanofi Cold Chan Lab. Lisa co-authored with others from the industry, PDA Technical Report No. 64: Active Temperature Controlled Systems: Qualification Guidance, which was published in October 2013. Lisa also has responsibility for all North American artwork which encompasses 500+ SKUS’s. Lisa graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Packaging Science.
Matt is a Senior Packaging Engineer at Biogen, Inc. He has over 10 years of experience in temperature controlled packaging within the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. Matt joined Biogen in 2015 and has been responsible for the development and implementation of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, including temperature controlled solutions and ambient profile development for a drug portfolio containing both Pharmaceuticals and Biologics.
Prior to Biogen, Matt was developing, qualifying and implementing various packaging solutions at Allergan and Johnson & Johnson. While at J&J, he spent more than two years as part of the “Cold Chain Center of Excellence”, a group (at that time) responsible for all cold chain solutions across all J&J organizations. Matt has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University’s School of Packaging.
Michael English is Associate Director at Merck & Co. for Engineering and Packaging Technical Operations
Michael has been working within the Temperature Controlled Shipping arena for close to 20 of his 27 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including time as a logistics supervisor and as a packaging engineer. Much of his focus has been the development of temperature controlled packaging to support vaccines and pharmaceutical products during domestic and international shipping.
Michael’s role at Merck has him providing technical expertise to distribution activities and partnering with multi-disciplined teams to formulate company policy regarding temperature protection during shipping.
Susan Li is a Marketing Manager in UPS Healthcare Strategy group. She specializes in temperature sensitive packaging logistics and manages UPS’s Temperature True Packaging program, providing cold chain package consulting service to healthcare customers. She is also a member of ISTA Thermal Council.
Susan has extensive marketing and product development experience in the healthcare industry, developing her understanding of global cold chain management in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. She was a senior marketing manager and a member of the core strategy team at ThermoSafe Brands. Prior to ThermoSafe, Susan served as a marketing manager for Abbott Laboratories. Susan acquired her broad healthcare knowledge and experience through assignments at Cole-Parmer, Zimmer and AstraZeneca.
Susan has an undergraduate degree in Biochemical Engineering from East China University of Chemical Technology, a Master of Arts degree in Biological Science from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Vishal Khushalani currently leads Sonoco Protective Solutions’s global marketing and business development organization. Over the last 18 years, Vishal has led and managed various assignments with Fortune 1000 companies in product management, new business development, process engineering, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions across Americas, Europe, and APAC regions. Vishal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Process Engineering and holds an MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA.Faculty: TAP Webinars