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Learn and Celebrate with the 2019 FOYA Winners at the ISPE Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Barbara Peck
2019 FOYA Winners

ISPE’s Facility of the Year Awards is the premier global awards program recognizing innovation and creativity in manufacturing facilities serving the regulated healthcare industry. The award-winning projects selected by the Facility of the Year Awards program set the standard for pharmaceutical facilities of the future by demonstrating excellence in facility design, construction, and operations.

ISPE is excited to share all the events we have in store to celebrate and learn from our 2019 Facility of the Year Awards Winners. Don’t miss out on all these events!

FOYA Category Winner Presentations

Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 1300 - 1515
Milano Ballroom VII-VIII

We’ll kick off events on Sunday afternoon with presentations from the winners themselves. Each company has selected a representative to share with you the technical features of their project. You’ll get an in-depth look at the latest, state-of-the-art innovations implemented to make their project stand out.

Hear from the winners themselves on what it takes to be recognized as an ISPE Facility of the Year Awards Category Winner. We think you’ll gain inspiration from these award-winning projects that you will take back to your facility to decide if your newly designed, built or renovated facility should be submitted for the 2020 program. ISPE in currently accepting submissions for 2020.

Meet the Winners


Session leader
Raymond Boyse
Consultant Process Engineer
Eli Lilly
Roland Smith
Sr. Director, Digital GxP Systems
Moderna Therapeutics
Heinz Obertuefer
Management Board
Kantonsapotheke Zurich
Scott Bertch
Exec. Director, Clinical Site Head
Tenaya Therapeutics
Nello Troccia
Sr. Maintenance Supervisor
Janssen Cilag SpA
Martin Johnson, PhD
VP - Engineering, Synthetic Molecule Design and Development
Eli Lilly
Eric R. Schnake
Plasma OpU Lead, Capital Projects & Portfolio
Robert J. Myers
Senior Consultant
Philippe Servais
Senior Director, Engineering Services
Celgene Int. Sarl

FOYA Celebratory Reception and Banquet

Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 1900 – 2200
Roman Ballroom

The next not-to-be-missed event is on Sunday evening as we join ISPE and prominent industry leaders to recognize the 2019 Category Winners for their innovation and creativity in pharmaceutical and biotechnology facility design, construction and operation at the Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Celebratory Reception and Banquet.

The evening begins with the FOYA VIP Reception where you’ll have a chance to mix-and-mingle with not only the FOYA Category winning teams and supply partners but also network with ISPE leaders and guests. After the reception, join us for dinner as we hear from the winners themselves about why their project was worthy of this honor. Dave DiProspero, Director of Pharmaceutical Process Technology, CRB USA is our emcee and will make sure this is a night to remember.

See what you’ll be missing if you don’t attend this annual event

Tickets are still available but very limited so purchase today to make sure you don’t miss out.

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FOYA Overall Winner Announcement at the ISPE Member Breakfast

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 | 0800 - 1000
Octavius Ballroom

Now that you’ve had a time to meet and learn from each of the Category Winners, now’s the time to find out which company stood out from their peers to be awarded as the 2019 Overall Winner.

Tony Crincoli, FOYA Judges Chair and Avril Vermunt, Incoming FOYA Planning Committee Chair will highlight each of the Category Winner before… drum roll… Overall Winner is announced.

Shire - Overall 2018 facility of the year winner


Want to learn a little about each winner before we get to the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo? Then take a seat and hear from Tony, Dave and Barbara as they discuss the FOYA program and this year’s winners at the 2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland last April.

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We hope you are as excited as we are about all the fun events we have planned in Las Vegas later this month!

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