Michael Faia has served as the Facilities & Engineering Lead at the PA site since August 2012. He is responsible for leading the Site Facilities and Engineering Department along with the Portfolio Management Office. In 2016, he also assumed responsibility for the validation Department. Previously, Michael has held leadership roles in Operational Excellence and Project Management. Having joined AstraZeneca (AZ) in June 2009, he is the longest tenured PA SLT member, has experienced the peak of the site’s production during the H1N1 pandemic, and is recognized for his extensive knowledge of the PA site’s workings and history. Prior to joining AZ, Michael worked for Johnson & Johnson in roles ranging from engineering and production management to new product commercialization. In his time with J&J, Michael was a key member of numerous new product launches including a major innovation to the Tylenol brand as well as a first-in-class combination product. He was recognized by their corporate office as a graduate from their inaugural class of the Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Michael earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, a Master’s degree in Quality from Temple University, and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. Michael is a Pennsylvania licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Project Manager (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSS BB), and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner.