Member Spotlight

1980-2020 – ISPE Recognizes its Founding Members

40 years ago, a small group of innovative pharmaceutical engineers recognized the need for better manufacturing facility development guidelines and created ISPE. They recruited additional people to launch the organization; some are retired, some, sadly, are no longer with us, and some remain active ISPE Members. You’ve learned about several in Member Spotlights on iSpeak. We recognize and thank each of them for their forethought and inspirational ideas that led to ISPE’s establishment and to what it has become. Our deepest gratitude goes to ISPE’s Founding Members.


iSpeak Blog
John Clarke works with Pfizer in Dublin, Ireland and is currently the Process Lead on a facility expansion project for conjugate vaccine manufacture. John graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and earned a Masters of Engineering Science in...
iSpeak Blog
Thomas Hartman, ISPE’s President & CEO and active ISPE Member for over 20 years, speaks with us on his favorite ISPE memories, his real-world examples on the benefits of ISPE, and why volunteering is so important. Join us as we get to know Thomas a little more.
iSpeak Blog
Dr. Randy Perez retired from the position of Director of Information Governance and Management for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in 2015. During his 32-year tenure at Novartis his responsibilities included a wide range of IT Compliance issues, such as GxP, Sarbanes-Oaxley, and data privacy. He served on...
iSpeak Blog
You are an active and engaged ISPE Member! You sit on the ISPE Board of Directors, the ISPE Foundation Board, and the Steering Committee of Women in Pharma®.  Can you share some of your experiences with ISPE and some of the many successes you have accomplished?
iSpeak Blog
You have been an ISPE Member for 30 years! During that time, you have done so much for the Society (thank you!). Currently, you are the Co-Chair of ISPE Women in Pharma® and serve as a Board Member for the ISPE International Board of Directors and the ISPE Foundation Board. You have also worked...
iSpeak Blog
You’ve only been an ISPE Member for two years, but you’ve done so much in that time, including being named the International Women in Pharma Mentor Circle Leader. Can you tell us a little about how that came about and the successes the WIP Mentor Circle Program has experienced?
iSpeak Blog
Teresa Minero has served as ISPE Italy Affiliate Chair, Vice-Chair, and as a leader of the Affiliate’s Student and Women-in-Pharma Groups. An ISPE Member for more than 26 years, she is currently a member of the ISPE Board of Directors. The Founder and CEO of her own company, LifeBee, Teresa has...
iSpeak Blog
Lou Kennedy, Nephron Pharmaceuticals’ President & CEO and active ISPE Member, was recently honored with a 2020 Business Leader and Public Servant of the Year Award. We spoke with Lou to learn more about her company, the many initiatives she and Nephron are undertaking on behalf of pharma, Nephron’s...
iSpeak Blog
Wow! As a Founding Member of ISPE, you’ve been with the Society for 40 years! Can you provide a brief summary of your involvement with ISPE and share some of the more interesting experiences and successes you’ve had with the Society during your lengthy...
iSpeak Blog
Our Young Professionals (YPs) community has been growing over the last couple of years and we are working hard building Young Professionals groups within European Affiliates. In this edition of ISPE Update, we would like to put the spotlight on all the...
iSpeak Blog
You’ve been with ISPE for 18 years and currently serve as Chair of the ISPE France Affiliate. Can you share some of the highlights of your involvement with the Society during your tenure? During this period, I’ve experienced many highlights! Among them,...
iSpeak Blog
Wendy T. Haines, PhD, DABT, CQA Associate Director of Technical and Scientific Services PharmEng Technology I grew up in the 1970s watching my...
iSpeak Blog
Deborah A. Geyman Deborah Geyman became interested in pharma while still in high school; today, after working in the industry for three...