John Hyde is Chairman and founder of JM Hyde Consulting, Inc., an engineering consulting firm founded in 1993 specializing in process engineering and validation, and compliance consulting for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical process systems. Since its inception, JM Hyde Consulting has grown to 85 engineers and scientists located in 6 offices in the United States and an international office in India. For nearly 2 years prior to the formation of JM Hyde Consulting, In., he was senior project engineer with Synergen, a biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. His work at Synergen included design, start-up and validation of key process systems and the overall responsibility for the cleaning validation programs for the firm’s large scale and clinical manufacturing facilities. From 1982 to 1992, Hyde was manager, process design with Seiberling Associates, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in the design and start-up of hygienic process systems and the application of clean in place (CIP) technology. Hyde has presented papers at numerous engineering conferences and short courses on topics including biopharmaceutical process systems design, automatic cleaning system design and implementation and control system design for pharmaceutical processes, and he has published 16 articles on these topics. He, as a member of the PDA subcommittee for biopharmaceutical cleaning validation, contributed 2 chapters to a book on the subject, and is currently co-chairing a PDA task force on biopharmaceutical cleaning validation principles and practices. Hyde is a regular speaker on conferences presented by PharmaConference, the Institude of Validation Technology (IVT), ISPE, the Society of Bioprocessing Professionals (SBP), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and other professional societies. He has also provided CIP systems training to FDA CBER personnel. Hyde holds a Bachelors degree in food science and business administration, and a Masters degree in food engineering, all from Ohio State University.