Mr. Odum has over 25 years of management experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of facilities in the process, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. He is currently the Director of Operations and Biotech Sector Lead at IPS, leading the RTP Office in Morrisville, NC. A recognized expert in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, Mr. Odum has authored over 60 articles on subjects related to GMP compliance, process improvement, and the design and construction of biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. He is a welcomed speaker at numerous international industry forums and conferences, presenting on topics relating to facility design, bioprocess, project management and GMP compliance. Mr. Odum, a Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP), served as the North American Education Advisor to the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), is a member of the Biotechnology Community of Practice and a contributing author to numerous industry baseline and reference guides focused on biotechnology manufacturing, process development, project management and commissioning and qualification, and is a member of ISPE's technical training faculty. He has led training efforts in 15 countries, as well as in the US. He is also a Teaching Fellow in NC State University’s BTEC graduate program in biomanufacturing and a guest Instructor for the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork Program.