ISPE International Honor Awards

The ISPE International Honor Awards provide the opportunity for all of us to recognize and celebrate the dedicated professionals who are volunteering countless hours to support ISPE in its mission.

As you may recall, ISPE postponed the 2020 ISPE International Honor Awards program due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ISPE recognizes that volunteers did tremendous work in 2020, though, and we want to recognize them for their accomplishments during such an unprecedented and challenging time.

See below for a list of category descriptions and previous winners. Please submit nomination form no later than 17 May 2021. Submit a separate form for each nomination.

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We will launch the 2021 ISPE International Honor Awards in late June 2021.


Categories

Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year Award

This award honors the ISPE Member who has made the most significant contribution to the Society during the past 12 months. It is named in honor of a dynamic lady who contributed to the Society in many different ways and served as a source of inspiration during her battle with cancer.

Richard B. Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award

This award honors an ISPE Member who has made significant, long–term contributions to the Society. It will not necessarily be presented annually. It is named after one of the Society’s founders and most accomplished Presidents.

Joseph X. Phillips Professional Achievement Award

This award honors an ISPE Member who has made a significant contribution to the Industry, not just ISPE. Named in honor of Joe Phillips, longtime supporter of ISPE and a leader in establishing the Society as an “integrator” of industry and regulators, both during his years of service with the FDA and later when he became International Regulatory Affairs Advisor to ISPE, this award is given infrequently to recognize the extraordinary contributions of its recipients.

Affiliate and Chapter Excellence Award

This award recognizes the outstanding work of the International Affiliates and Chapters as reflected by membership development and services, management, industry and society support, and innovation.

Committee of the Year Award

This award recognizes the outstanding work of one of the Society’s committees, councils, task teams, or community of practice steering committees.

Company of the Year Award

This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and support provided by a company as reflected by significant active participation in the Society’s committees, CoPs, programs, and activities as well as its support of employee participation in ISPE. Applications are encouraged from large and small companies of all types.


Previous Winners

  • 2019 International Honor Awards Winners

    2019
    Facility of the Year

    Kantonsapotheke Zürich for Facility Operational Excellence

    Joseph X. Phillips
    Professional Achievement

    This award honors an ISPE Member who has made a significant contribution to the Industry, not just ISPE. Named in honor of Joe Phillips, longtime supporter of ISPE and a leader in establishing the Society as an “integrator” of industry and regulators, both during his years of service with the FDA and later when he became International Regulatory Affairs Advisor to ISPE, this award is given infrequently to recognize the extraordinary contributions of its recipients.

    Richard B. Purdy
    Distinguished Achievement

    Christopher J. Reid
    CEO
    Integrity Solutions

    This award honors an ISPE Member who has made significant, long–term contributions to the Society. It will not necessarily be presented annually. It is named after one of the Society’s founders and most accomplished Presidents.

    Max Seales Yonker
    Member of the Year

    Charlie C. Wakeham
    APAC GxP Compliance Manager
    Waters Corporation

    This award honors the ISPE Member who has made the most significant contribution to the Society during the past 12 months. It is named in honor of a dynamic lady who contributed to the Society in many different ways and served as a source of inspiration during her battle with cancer.

    Outgoing Board Chair
     

    James A. Breen, Jr., PE
    Vice President, Lead Biologics Expansion
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Antonio C. Crincoli, PE
    Vice President of Global Engineering
    Charles River Laboratories Inc

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Flemming Dahl
    Head of Quality, Senior Vice President
    Novo Nordisk A/S

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Kelly M. Keen
    Vice President, Head of PMO Project Management
    Celonic Ag

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Michael L. Rutherford
    Executive Director, Computer Systems Quality & Data Integrity
    Syneos Health

    Student and Young Professional
    Hackathon Winning Team

    • Team Four
    • Sarah-Catherine Dannelly, YP, GEMU Valves, Inc.
    • Kathrine Parga – Graduate Student, Keck Graduate Institute
    • Phuong (Sophie) Le – Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
    • Matthew Ong – Undergraduate Student, National University of Singapore
    • Elice Kitchen-McKinley, Undergraduate Student, North Carolina State University
    • Yemisi Mohammed – Graduate Student, North Carolina Central University

    Affiliate and Chapter
    Excellence

    ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter

    Committee of the Year

    2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Programme Committee

    Presented to

    • Chair: Jean-François Duliere​
    • Co-chair: John Lynch​
    • Michael Atzor​
    • Thorsten Bohle​
    • Sue Cooke​
    • Ylva Ek​
    • Damian Greene​
    • Eamon Judge​
    • Catherine Lanigan​
    • Peter Larsson​
    • Martina Laus​
    • Phillipe Lenglet​
    • Craig Milner​
    • Teresa Minero​
    • Gert Moelgaard​
    • Guido Parejin​
    • Marick Paris-Cadet​
    • Federico Poli​
    • Chris Reid​
    • Diego Rodriguez​
    • Emer Somers​
    • Fatma Taman ​
    • Alfred Teres​
    • Heather Watson​
    • Christian Woelbeling​
    • Zen-Zen Yen

    Company of the Year Award

    CRB 
  • 2018 International Honor Awards Winners

    2018
    Facility of the Year

    Shire for Facility Integration

    Joseph X. Phillips
    Professional Achievement

    Joseph C. Famulare
    Vice President, Global Quality Compliance and External Relations
    Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group

    This award honors an ISPE Member who has made a significant contribution to the Industry, not just ISPE. Named in honor of Joe Phillips, longtime supporter of ISPE and a leader in establishing the Society as an “integrator” of industry and regulators, both during his years of service with the FDA and later when he became International Regulatory Affairs Advisor to ISPE, this award is given infrequently to recognize the extraordinary contributions of its recipients.

    Richard B. Purdy
    Distinguished Achievement

    Charlotte Enghave Fruergaard, PhD
    CEO & Co-founder
    PRO Devices A/S

    This award honors an ISPE Member who has made significant, long–term contributions to the Society. It will not necessarily be presented annually. It is named after one of the Society’s founders and most accomplished Presidents.

    Max Seales Yonker
    Member of the Year

    Máiréad M. Goetz
    Global Head Scientific Operations
    Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

    This award honors the ISPE Member who has made the most significant contribution to the Society during the past 12 months. It is named in honor of a dynamic lady who contributed to the Society in many different ways and served as a source of inspiration during her battle with cancer.

    Outgoing Board Chair
     

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Peter S. Carbone
    VP, Quality Head Solids Americas & Special Technologies
    Novartis Technical Operations

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Fatma Taman
    Managing Director
    Taman Associates

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Jörg Zimmermann
    Vice President, Vetter Development Service, External Affairs
    Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.

    Affiliate and Chapter
    Excellence

    ISPE Germany/Austria/Switzerland Affiliate

    Committee of the Year

    International Young Professionals Committee
    • Chair: Caroline Rocks
    • Co-Chair: LeAnna Pearson-Marcum
    • Regional Leader: Tiffany Coleman
    • Regional Leader: Robert Landertinger Forero
    • Member: Amatangelo, Dante
    • Member: Banks, Joel
    • Member: Catherine E. Bays
    • Member: Thorsten Boehle
    • Member: Zi Yu Chan
    • Member: Laura-Ann Shaa Ling Chin, B.Sc, M.Sc.
    • Member: John Clarke
    • Member: Nathan G. Coy
    • Member: Raihana Zahirah Edros
    • Member: Pelda Erpolat
    • Member: Rachel Anne A. Fernandez, RPh
    • Member: Dennis M. Gross, MS, PhD
    • Member: Brian M. Hagopian, CPIP
    • Member: Nur Atiqah Hasman Yusri, BPharm
    • Member: Margaux F D Henzell
    • Member: Lise Heyninck
    • Member: Wilson W. Hsing, MS, CPIP
    • Member: Kevin Keating, M.Eng.
    • Member: Marick Paris-Cadet
    • Member: Emilie Pelletier
    • Member: Mariessa R. Perez
    • Member: Federico Poli
    • Member: Jordan Rhoades
    • Member: Diego Rodriguez
    • Member: Dennis Rutze
    • Member: Shivani Saptarishy
    • Member: Sulisdiarto Sayekti-Soehadji
    • Member: Paul L. Smock
    • Member: Zeynep Soysal
    • Member: Monique L. Sprueill
    • Member: Narueporn Sutanthavibul
    • Member: Danurus Wattanavekin
    • Member: George West
    • Member: Jianwei Wong
    • Member: Alexandra Yath
    • Martina Laus
    • Abdelghani Meqdad
    • Robin Schiemer
    • Ozge Yakin

    Undergraduate Student
    Poster Competition

    Cy Rodriguez
    University of Philippines, Philippines Affiliate

    Graduate Student
    Poster Competition

    Martin K. Burns, PhD Candidate
    Stevens Institute, New Jersey Chapter
  • 2017 International Honor Awards Winners

    2017
    Facility of the Year

    Eli Lilly and Company

    Joseph X. Phillips
    Professional Achievement

    Robert W. Tribe

    Richard B. Purdy
    Distinguished Achievement

    Robert E. Chew, PE

    Max Seales Yonker
    Member of the Year

    François Sallans, PharmD

    Outgoing Board Chair
     

    Michael A. Arnold, RPh

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Joseph C. Famulare

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Robert E. Matje, CPIP, PE

    Outgoing Board Member
     

    Christopher J. Reid

    Affiliate and Chapter
    Excellence

    ISPE San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter

    Affiliate and Chapter
    Excellence

    ISPE Singapore Affiliate

    Committee of the Year

    GAMP® Data Integrity Special Interest Group (SIG) Leadership Team
    • Mark E. Newton
    • Nigel Price
    • Lorrie Vuolo-Schuessler
    • Charlie C. Wakeham
    • Christopher H. White

    Committee of the Year

    Guidance Documents Committee
    • Chair: James M. Brinkman
    • Co-Chair: Mark E. Newton
    • Member: Christopher E. Ames
    • Member: John C. Berridge, PhD, CChem, FRSC
    • Member: Jeffrey A. Biskup
    • Member: Robert J E Bowen
    • Member: Jose Caraballo
    • Member: Chris Clark
    • Member: James J. Curry
    • Member: Bruce S. Davis
    • Member: Christopher Derrett
    • Member: Robert Dream
    • Member: Nicholas R. Haycocks
    • Member: Matthew McMenamin
    • Member: Patricia M. Melton, PhD
    • Member: Stephan T. Orichowskyj, PE, CPIP
    • Member: Maurice B. Parlane
    • Member: Simon C. Shelley
    • Member: Frank van der Steen
    • Member: Jwalant Vyas
    • Member: Stephanie Wilkins
    • Member: Steven J. Wisniewski
    • Member: James P. Wood

    Undergraduate Student
    Poster Competition

    Maria De Abreu Pineda
    Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey Chapter

    Graduate Student
    Poster Competition

    Tanvi Joshi
    Campbell University, CaSA Chapter