Steve is a chemical engineer with 33 years of experience in the Pharma / Biotech industry. This has covered the management of many large capital projects in the EU, Africa and the US. During this time Steve has worked as a Process Manager for several A/E’s and also as an Owner. He joined Biogen Idec 14 years ago. Initially this was to provide process management of the engineering thru commissioning phases of their first large scale facility in North Carolina and then for their facility in Denmark. He then spent 4 years managing Biogen Idec’s outsourced manufacturing activities, followed by responsibility for development of the Global infrastructure for executing engineering projects within Biogen Idec. Currently his group has responsibility for the strategic application of manufacturing technologies; assessment of new processes /engineering technologies; and development of engineering feasibility studies for implementation within BiogenIdec.