Francesco Nigris is President and CEO of Nicos Group Inc. and VP of Export sales for Nicomac Srl, Italy, manufacturer of the Nicomac Clean room modular system. As the President of Nicomac, Inc. as Nicos Group was formerly known, he coordinated the marketing and sales of the Nicomac (modular cleanrooms and coating & granulation equipment) and ICOS lines (washers and sterilizers) of CGMP compliant process equipment for the North American pharmaceutical industry, since 1991. He introduced the first Nicomac Modular system to the North American market in 2003 and actively worked as company Project Director for the supply of critical process equipment and systems for aseptic areas at, among the others, Wyeth (today Pfizer) Schering Plough (today Merck), Amgen, Genentech, BVL, with engineering firms such as Jacobs, Skanska, IPS and NNE. He holds a degree as “Dottore in Giurisproduenza” from the Università degli Studi, di Milano. Francesco has been a member of ISPE for more than 20 years.