John Hyde is Chairman and Founder of Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc., a firm of 220+ engineers and scientists, founded in 1993 and specializing in process engineering, process and equipment validation, and compliance consulting for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc. have operations in the United States, Europe, Singapore and India. For nearly two years prior to the formation of Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc., John was Senior Project Engineer with Synergen, a biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing company located in Boulder, CO. His work at Synergen included design, start-up and validation of key process systems and the overall responsibility for the cleaning validation programs for the firm's large scale and clinical manufacturing facilities. From 1982 to 1992, John was Manager, Process Design with Seiberling Associates, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in the design and start-up of biopharmaceutical, food and beverage process systems and the application of CIP technology. Hyde has presented papers at numerous engineering conferences and short courses on topics including biopharmaceutical process systems design, automatic cleaning system design and implementation, and control system design for pharmaceutical processes, and he has published numerous articles on these topics. He, as a member of the PDA Subcommittee for Biopharmaceutical Cleaning Validation, contributed two chapters to a book on the subject, and he has also contributed a book chapter on PAT as applied to CIP operations. John is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Validation Technology and he has been a regular speaker on conferences presented by Pharma Conference, the Institute of Validation Technology (IVT), the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and other professional societies. John has also provided training to FDA CBER personnel on cleaning and cleaning validation practices. He holds Bachelors degrees in Food Science and Business Administration, and a Masters degree in Food Engineering, all from the Ohio State University.