Tim Howard, CPIP, PE is a Vice President of Global Operations and Company Officer at Commissioning Agents, Inc. In this role he oversees human resources development, the company safety program, and operations execution. He also provides consulting services for risk management, risk based commissioning and qualification projects, and quality systems implementation. Prior to his work with Commissioning Agents, Mr. Howard was a naval nuclear submarine officer, and later a senior reactor operator at a commercial nuclear power plant. Tim Howard has been an ISPE Member for 19 years. He presently serves on the annual meeting planning committee and chairs the award committee for ISPE. In the past he has served as Chair of the Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter (CASA) membership committee and as a CASA Chapter board member. He is a longtime member of ISPE’s North American Education Committee, having served as Chair and Co-Chair for three years and as a member of the committee since 2002. Mr. Howard earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered professional engineer and a Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP).