Andre Walker

  PhotoMr. Walker is Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Facilities for Biogen Idec’s Large Scale Commercial Manufacturing Operation in Hillerod, Denmark, where he is responsible for the maintenance and engineering support of all equipment and utilities, including the metrology and validation functions. He and his family recently relocated to Denmark from the US, where he held a similar role at Biogen Idec’s Manufacturing Operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has almost 30 years of experience in process development, scale-up, implementation, validation, and manufacturing support. A chemical engineer by training, his efforts as principal process development engineer won a Corporate award from Duracell International. At Bayer Diagnostics, Walker formed and staffed a new engineering department, oversaw IVD diagnostics manufacturing, and was heavily involved in designing their validation and compliance systems. He has been a member of the ISPE International Board of Directors since 2003. He is leading the effort to modify the ISPE business model so that the multitudes of assets within the organization function seamlessly to create member value. His past contributions to the Society include four years on the North American Affiliate Council, two of which he served as chair, and several years on the Boston Area Chapter Board, including terms as vice president, program chair, and president. Walker also holds a CPIP credential.