Paul L. Smock is currently a Biotechnology Quality & Technical Consultant at Meridian BioGroup, LLC. Most recently he was Senior Director, Technical Quality at AstraZeneca Biologics (MedImmune, LLC) providing science and risk based quality leadership and direction for biologics operations across the enterprise. Previously at MedImmune, he was Senior Director, Quality Assurance for the Frederick Manufacture Center (2011 FOYA Winner) for the start-up, licensure and transition to multi-product clinical/commercial operations phases of this facility. Paul has 37 years of experience in the biotechnology industry spanning biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, validation consulting, and in-vitro diagnostic businesses. He has previously held management positions in QA/QC, Validation, Process Development, and Production at Wyeth Biotech, Serono Laboratories, Triad Technologies, and the DuPont Company. Paul is a 20 year member of ISPE, Past President of the Boston Area Chapter and has served as a member of the Biotechnology COP Steering Committee as well as on other commitee's and councils He is also active with the BioPhorum Operation Group (BPOG). He holds a BS degree in Chemistry/Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and a Masters Degree in Clinical Chemistry from the University of Dayton.