Albert Dyrness is the Vice President of ADVENT Engineering Services, Inc., a consulting firm providing a wide array of services supporting the entire product lifecycle in the biopharmaceutical industry. He has more than twenty years of experience in the project management, design, start-up and qualification of clinical and commercial production facilities. He has expertise in process engineering, GMP compliance, and commissioning and qualification of facilities, utilities, and equipment used in the biopharmaceutical industry. Dyrness holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a professional engineer’s license in the state of California for chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Dyrness is the vice-chair for the ASME-BPE subcommittee on system design.