Mr. Raj Vora has been an active ISPE Member since 2002, is currently President of the Chesapeake Bay Area Chapter and Co-Chair of the North America South America Affiliate Council (NASAAC.) He has over thirteen years of experience ranging from client consultation, collaborative design and construction projects, and start-up for a variety of projects within the biotechnology / pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Mr. Vora’s experience working as the Owner in addition to his experience as a specialty contractor make him uniquely qualified to review and discuss new methods of design and construction, lessons learned from past projects and current trends. At Southland Industries, Mr. Vora is responsible for the strategic growth of the enterprise through new project and customer development. He specializes in the areas of Life Sciences and Healthcare and frequently leads project teams ranging in size from 5 to 15 people.