Ryan Hawkins is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Cook Pharmica, a contract biopharmaceutical manufacturer, located in Bloomington, Indiana. Beginning with Cook Pharmaceutical Solutions, followed by Baxter BioPharma Solutions, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in drug product contract manufacturing, including aseptic vial and syringe filling, automated inspection, and labeling and packaging operations. In 2007, Ryan re-joined Cook as Project Director leading the design and coordination of the Parenteral Manufacturing expansion project, consisting of over 120,000 square feet of newly developed space including two high speed filling lines under isolation and complimentary secondary manufacturing capabilities. Following his operations leadership role with the Drug Product division of Cook Pharmica, in 2012, Ryan assumed site wide responsibility for Drug Substance and Drug Product Engineering, Maintenance, Technical Services and Production. Ryan holds a BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.