After 48 years of service, MECO Vice President Robert "Bob" Gray is retiring.
He joined MECO as a sales rep in 1968, after a 23-year career in the US Marine Corps. He became an integral part of the company’s expansion through the 1970s, selling MECO’s first pharmaceutical unit.
During his tenure, Bob traveled the world, building relationships with people whose requirement for pure water is critical to their processes and operations. He engineered industry-specific solutions and designed new technologies, including the “BG Special”—a transportable vapor compression unit that defense forces could airlift to any location by helicopter. He became an active member of ISPE in 1981, serving on conference and vendor committees for over 20 years.
Bob and Diane Gray
Bob Gray earned the trust and respect of his colleagues, clients, and fellow ISPE members. His fame rests securely on the strength of his character and the quality of his contributions to the industry.
We welcomed 2023 with high hopes and dreams of what Women in Pharma® could eventually be. As I prepare to conclude my time as the Chair of ISPE’s International Women in Pharma Steering Committee, I do so with immense gratitude.
This is my last column in Pharmaceutical Engineering®. It has been my real pleasure and an honor to serve as your International Board Chair. Thank you for your support and I, like you, look forward to another phenomenal year for ISPE in 2024.