John T. Hannon, PE, CPIP

Global Automation & IT Lead
John Hannon is an Executive Consultant and Business Area Leader for Automation and IT at Commissioning Agents. With over 27 years in the pharmaceutical, IT, and process automation fields, he has been instrumental in starting up cutting-edge biotech facilities for companies such as Baxter, Monsanto, Amgen, Genentech, Wyeth, and Cook. In the past, he has managed multi-million dollar projects along with dozens of client managers across the Southeastern US, responsible for delivering hundreds of high-profile, mission-critical projects for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device customers. Currently he is co-leading CAI's IT and Automation business area - responsible for soup to nuts automation, MES, and other IT system business with the international client base. With a demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance and regulatory compliance across the pharmaceutical industry, John has led national and international seminars with ISPE, contributed to several publications such as Pharmaceutical Technology, and has led speaking venues related to risk-based approaches to smarter integrated system delivery compliant to the FDA, USDA, and EU regulatory agencies. He is an active and sought-after consultant for complex IT and automation problems in the pharmaceutical industry. Specialties: Development of Future Leaders Process Automation and Project Management PLC / SCADA / DCS Configuration and Validation MES and ERP System Configuration and Validation IT System Implementation and Validation Risk Based, Integrated Commissioning and Qualification Biotech and Aseptic Processing Liquid Filling and Oral Solid Dose Processing