Sumit Verma is currently the Focus Factory Manager for Reactor Hot Products for Nuclear Imaging Division for Covidien Healthcare. He has overall manufacturing responsibilities of key radioisotopes used for nuclear imaging in North America. He also oversees a multi-disciplinary team involved in technology transfer, startup, validation and commissioning of Covidien’s largest capital project. Having worked in multiple roles at Merck’s Vaccine Division, Tyco Healthcare and Mallinckrodt, Sumit has extensive experience in Biologics and Radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, including equipment design, process engineering, manufacturing operations, construction and engineering management. He has designed, constructed and validated several key radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and equipment at the St. Louis, MO facility . He earned his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Masters in Engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and continues to be a member of the ISPE community.