Lewandowski to lead Quality activities for Rockford, Illinois commercial packaging Center of Excellence
Global pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services is pleased to announce that Mitch Lewandowski has joined as the new Executive Director of Quality for its Rockford, IL site.
PCI’s Rockford location features seven facilities, with a broad range of services including commercial contract packaging, analytical laboratory services, clinical trial packaging and labeling, as well as clinical trial logistics for storage, distribution, and returns management. In addition, the site supports some light manufacturing activities including powder blending.
Mitch comes to PCI with a depth of experience and a proven track record, with more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry. His previous employments include leading pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare companies such as Abbott Diagnostics, Beckman Coulter, St. Jude Medical Center, Exact Sciences and most recently Dohmen Life Sciences.
Mitch has an extensive background in investigation writing, regulatory inspection, validation, risk and data integrity assessment, procedure writing, audit execution, development of change management systems and CAPA. In addition, Mitch has worked in multiple laboratory environments, is certified in Quality Management and Operational Excellence (CQM/OE) and has earned a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt.
“Mitch brings a diverse background in quality and truly understands the evolving global needs of our customers,” stated Jeannie Metzinger, PCI Vice President of Quality. “Quality and regulatory requirements are continually changing in our industry, particularly as the market continues to expand globally. We are very excited to have Mitch join the PCI team and make his own impact on the company’s commitment on providing the industry’s leading customer experience. Mitch’s demonstrated leadership has him well positioned to lead the Rockford team.”
The seven facilities at PCI’s Rockford location total over 1,000,000 square feet with services supporting pharmaceutical and biotech packaging, as well as medical device, animal health and consumer healthcare products. Founded in 1967, the site recently celebrated 50 years in pharmaceutical contract packaging services and had experienced significant growth and expansion, currently employing more than 1,800 associates. Continued investments by PCI have significantly expanded capacity, most recently with investments in cutting edge Serialization technologies as well as installations of new bottling and pouching lines.
In addition to his extensive professional experience, Mitch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Boston University as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.