Ron Stellon is Vice President, Quality Assurance, Americas Region, for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP. He has responsibility for QA/QC and compliance for six manufacturing sites in the Americas. Prior to joining AstraZeneca in 2002, Ron was Executive Director, Quality Assurance, at Bristol Myers-Squibb (formerly DuPont Pharmaceuticals) and was responsible for GLP, GCP, and GMP quality assurance in the R&D Division and for GMP quality assurance for commercial operations in Manati, PR. Ron joined DuPont Pharmaceuticals in 1989 as Quality Assurance Manager and held positions of increasing management responsibility in several regulatory compliance and quality assurance functions. Prior to joining DuPont, Ron was an investigator with the Food and Drug Administration in the Philadelphia District Office. Ron has a Master of Science degree in Quality Engineering from Lehigh University. He is a member of the PDA, ISPE, and ASQ and is an ASQ certified Quality Auditor and Quality Engineer. Ron has served as an adjunct professor for the Temple University Pharmacy School RA/QA graduate program and was a founding member of the ISPE Professional Certification Commission.