Tim Grinstead is the Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations, North America for Aptalis Pharmatech, Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on R&D and Manufacturing. He is responsible for all manufacturing and operational functions at the two, North American based, Aptalis manufacturing facilities located in Montreal, Canada and Vandalia, OH. He has held a variety of operational positions within Aptalis including roles in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Engineering and Manufacturing. A graduate of Wright State University with both a BS and MS in Chemistry he also has financial training from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Mr. Grinstead has previously worked as a contractor to the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as well as several other Dayton, OH based businesses. Tim has extensive experience in the areas of microencapsulated pharmaceutical products, sustained and modified release dosage forms as well as all forms of solid oral dose manufacturing. He has recently been focused in the areas of Lean Manufacturing and the strategic product portfolio for Aptalis.