Ron is currently the Head of the Technology Department that provides scientific, engineering and automation support and troubleshooting to the Genentech Vacaville Drug Substance Manufacturing Plant. He has more than 18 years of work experience in biotechnology and has worked at Genentech, Bayer and the Biotech Research Institute (National Research Council, Canada). He has held positions of increasing responsibility in Process Development, South San Francisco Manufacturing, Technical Regulatory, Product Quality Management, and now Vacaville Manufacturing. Most recently, he was Head of the Commercial Product Quality Stewards group for Biologics. He also led the QbD implementation effort for large molecules at Genentech. That effort included participating in the FDA QbD Pilot Program and interactions with EMA and Health Canada. Ron has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Cornell University, a M.A.Sc. in chemical engineering from University of Waterloo and a B.A.Sc. from University of Ottawa.