2014 ISPE International Honor Awards

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2014 ISPE Awards

The Joseph X. Phillips Professional Achievement Award honors an ISPE Member who has made a significant contribution to the Industry. It is named in honor of Joe Phillips, longtime supporter of ISPE and a leader in establishing the Society as an “integrator” of industry and regulators.

Picture of Nancy Berg accepting the award

The 2014 recipient is Nancy S. Berg.

In her three year tenure as CEO at ISPE, Nancy led the transformation of the Society. She worked to establish ISPE as link between industry and regulators and leveraged the technical expertise of the Society to address issues of relevance to industry, regulators, and to the ultimate consumer, the patient. She has strengthened the visibility and reputation of ISPE globally. Nancy is shown with Damian Greene, left and Andy Skibo, right.

The Richard B. Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award honors an ISPE Member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the Society. It is named after one of the Society’s founders and most accomplished Presidents.

Picture of Randy Perez accepting the awardThe 2014 recipient is Arthur (Randy) D. Perez, PhD.

Randy’s involvement and leadership with ISPE have been steadfast and noteworthy for many years. He has been active with the GAMP® community, most notably as a lead with the GAMP 5 guide, conferences and training.

Randy served on the Board for nine years, four as a Board member and five more on the Executive Committee. Randy routinely takes on the most challenging tasks and addresses the most critical needs of ISPE. His long term support and leadership of ISPE initiatives has been critical to the Society’s continued success.

The Max Seales Yonker Member of the Year Award honors the ISPE Member who has made the most significant contribution to the Society during the past year. It is named in honor of a dynamic lady who contributed to the Society in many different ways and served as a source of inspiration during her battle with cancer.

Picture of Mike Rutherford accepting the award

The 2014 recipient is Michael Rutherford.

Mike Rutherford is a long-standing contributor to the GAMP® community. He is currently serving as the Chair of the GAMP Americas CoP and has demonstrated great passion and organizational skills in driving the GAMP CoP.

A prime driver of some of GAMP’s hottest topics, Mike is one of the principal architects of the very successful series of GAMP conference sessions on data integrity. Mike relentlessly organizes committees at all levels, global and regional, provides leadership to Special Interest Groups within GAMP and organizes and leads conference sessions. Mike demonstrates enormous commitment and spends significant company and personal time supporting ISPE activities.

The Company of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and support provided by a company as reflected by significant active participation in the Society’s committees, COPs, programs and activities as well as its support of employee participation in ISPE.

Picture of John Pinion accepting company award

ISPE’s 2014 Company of the Year is Genentech (A Member of the Roche Group). John Pinion, Senior Vice President of Global Quality and Compliance, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

In the last year, Genentech has made a tremendous commitment to ISPE. The company’s support of the Society is evident from the Boardroom to the facility floor. In all endeavors, the company and its employees demonstrate leadership, innovation, collaboration and a level of energy that contributes to successful initiatives worldwide.

The Committee of the Year Award honors one of ISPE’s committees, councils, task teams, and CoP Steering Committees for outstanding work done in support of fellow ISPE Members and the industry.

Picture of Joanne Barrick accepting  Committee AwardThe 2014 Committee of the Year is the Process Validation Statistics Conference Team. Committee Chair Joanne R. Barrick, RPh accepted the award on behalf of the committee.

This event was the first of its kind and gave the opportunity to bring people’s ideas and theories together to share, examine and collaborate with the FDA.

The conference was planned, marketed and implemented in less than three months and the success of the program on such short notice is a credit to the team. They were able to produce a high quality conference that met the needs of many industry professionals.

Process Validation Statistics Conference Team

Chair: Joanne R. Barrick, RPh
Co-Chair: Jenn Walsh

Committee Members:
James Bergum, PhD
Christopher C. Breen
Karthik B. Iyer
Mark D. Johnson
Markus Kiefer, PhD
Tara Scherder
Kimberly E. Vukovinsky
Wendy Zwolenski-Lambert

The Affiliate and Chapter Excellence Award recognizes the outstanding work of the International Affiliates and Chapters as reflected by membership development and services, management, industry and society support, and innovation.

This Year, the Committee recognized two teams, the Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter and Nordic Affiliate.

Picture of Matt Gilson accepting the award for CaSA
CaSA Chapter past President Matt Gilson accepting the award

The Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter (CaSA) continues its influence in the six-state region and around the world. CaSA’s vibrant Student program feeds into their growing Young Professionals program which then, in turn grows ISPE industry membership.

CaSA’s excellent programming balances education, fun and networking at each of their popular events, which are routinely evaluated with Member comments and suggestions. Their Life Sciences Technology Conference has grown in size and popularity, and they give back to their local community.

The Board and Committee structure of CaSA continues to be an incubator of future ISPE leaders. CaSA created a formal Leadership Succession Plan that ensures the long-term viability of the Chapter. The volunteer spirit is extremely strong, from students through retired Members who keep giving back to ISPE.

Picture of Anders Brummerstedt accepting the award for Nordic
Nordic Affiliate President Anders Brummerstedt accepting the award

The Nordic Affiliate is a model for ISPE Affiliate best practices worldwide in their membership, programming and communications efforts. They have successfully increased member recruitment and retention activities by creating a Membership Chair Board position.

The Affiliate works with their local Communities of Practice to develop a variety of programs, which have consistently received high ratings by attendees.

The Nordic Affiliate Board thoroughly supports the Young Professionals initiative with programming, events, mentoring and funding. In welcoming young professionals, Nordic is creating volunteer diversity and, eventually, a solid leadership succession plan in addition to advancing the industry throughout the region.

The Roger F. Sherwood Article of the Year Award honors excellence in contributions to ISPE’s magazine, Pharmaceutical Engineering.

The 2014 recipients are Nissan Cohen and Shlomo Sackstein for their article Chemical and Media-Free Pretreatment for Biopharma RO – Electrolysis for Scale Precipitation and UV Dechlorination ( 2 MB) in the July/August 2014 issue.

Picture of Nissan Cohen accepting the award
Nissan Cohen Accepting Award

Picture of Schlomo Sackstein
Shlomo Sackstein

The International Student Poster Competition Awards honor the top undergraduate and graduate student poster among finalists who won competitions earlier in the year and as selected by judges at the Annual Meeting.

Picture of Francesca Lynn accepting the awardISPE’s 2014 Undergraduate winner is Francesca Lynn from North Carolina State University, Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter.

Picture of Jack Morel Accepting AwardISPE’s 2014 Graduate winner is Jack Morel from University of California - Davis, San Francisco/Bay Area Chapter.


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