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2022 Volunteer Spotlight: FOYA Friday!

2022 Volunteer Spotlight: FOYA Friday!

We would like to thank the judges of the 2022 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. The FOYA program has proven to be the premier global awards program focused on recognizing innovation and creativity in the design, construction, and operation of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology manufacturing facilities. The program also serves to promote technological innovation across the industry.  

We would like to recognize the judges for the significant amount of time and effort that goes into this role. Even before coming together to discuss the projects, the judges spent countless hours reviewing each project that was submitted. They then met for two days to thoroughly discuss and assess the merits of each project as a team. Over the two days the judges participate in three rounds of deliberations where they determine the top projects and finally, the category and overall winners. Following the extensive selection process, the judges write summaries as to why each project was selected.

The FOYA program is unique because it provides a platform for the pharmaceutical science and manufacturing industry to showcase its accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation while sharing the development of new applications of technology and cutting-edge approaches that it is adopting. This program would not be what it is today without our volunteers, and we extend a very big thank you to each of them!

Thank you:

Michael J. Alltoft
VP Global Engineering & Facilities
Medicago USA, Inc
Gunter Baumgartner
SVP Head of Global Engineering
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
Carla A. Boragno
SVP Head Global Engineering & Facilities
Genentech (Roche Group)
James A. Breen, Jr., PE
Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology
Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicines
James M. Brinkman, PE
Vice President, Engineering and Ops Services
Thermo Fisher
Antonio C. Crincoli, PE
Vice President of Global Engineering
Catalent Pharma Solutions
Flemming Dahl
Head of AP Expansion, Senior Vice President
Novo Nordisk A/S
James H. Dickow
Principal Engineer
BioMarin Pharmaceutical
Jian Dong
Vice President & Site Head, Biomanufacturing
Wuxi Biologics
Joydeep Ganguly
Senior Vice President – Corporate Operations and Chief Sustainability Officer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Michele Ghinizzini
SVP Global Head of Engineering & Maintenance
Francesco Intoccia
Senior Vice President Global Engineering Innovation
CSL Behring
Lou W. Kennedy
CEO and Owner
Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Brian H. Lange, PE
Associate Vice President, ERMD Lead
Roland Rocafort
Moderna Therapeutics
Parag Sane
Executive Director Engineering Projects
Amgen Inc.
Gary S. Schoenhouse
Chief Technical Advisor
Sangwon Seo
Head of Corporate Engineering
Samsung Biologics Co, Ltd.
David S. Sternasty
Vice President, Corporate Engineering
Eli Lilly and Company
Frank Vanermen
SVP, Head of Strategic Program Management
Bayer AG, Product Supply, Pharmaceuticals, Venture Management
Felix A. Velez
VP, Engineering & Project Delivery
Engineering & Property Services
Johnson & Johnson
Rong Zhang
Director Process Engineering Design
Bristol Myers Squibb

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