Advisory Board

The Pharma Logistics IQ advisory board consists of key thinkers and thought leaders in the pharma logistics industry. These seasoned experts guide the topics on the Pharma Logistics IQ site in addition to contributing presentations, webinars, and media. These industry leaders were selected due to the calibre of their work within their respective areas of expertise.

Ash Rishi
Ash Rishi
Gilles
Gilles Jr Grégoire, ing
Andrea Eli
Andrea Guisbert-Williams
Mike THumb
Mike Johnson
Andrea
Dr. Andrea Zobel
Aidan Sexton
Dr. Aidan Sexton
Geoffrey Glauser
Geoffrey Glauser

About our Advisors

Ash Rishi
Ash Rishi

Ash is a cofounder and managing director of COUCH Medical Communications. Ash has over 10 years’ experience in pharma marketing and has delivered activities across UK, Europe, US, Canada and Latin America. His areas of expertise include behaviour change, self-management, patient outcomes, medical communications, stakeholder development, digital engagement strategies. As a creative communicator he enjoys finding interesting ways to engage wide audiences in an effective manner. Ash has worked with clients in the pharma, healthcare, NHS and public sector, so he truly understands the need to discuss patient advocacy from a number of perspectives.

Areas of clinical focus include: oncology, COPD, neurologic and psychiatric disorders, amongst others.

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Gilles Jr Grégoire, ing
Gilles

Gilles Jr Grégoire joined Pharmascience in 2013 as a Distribution Manager but as of 2015, he holds the position of Global Transportation Manager. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and a Masters of Engineering from École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Québec.

Gilles Jr likes to describe his job as “as soon as something is not within the four walls of Pharmascience it falls under my responsibility”. Gilles Jr’s responsibilities include qualification of transportation lanes, passive and active solutions, managing external warehouses and worldwide distribution networks, and leveraging global supply chain opportunities through different logistic models, all while preventing any compromise to the quality of Pharmascience’s product. His passion for statistics, thermodynamics, and logistics allows him to address the toughest supply chain challenges that can be found in todays regulated and cost pressurized environment.

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Andrea Guisbert-Williams
Andrea Eli
Mike Johnson
Mike THumb

Mr. Johnson joined Entegris in March 1996 as a project engineer. He entered his current role in 2014. His primary responsibilities include managing technical activities related to the expansion of Entegris products, services and technologies in the life sciences market.

Over the last 20 years, Mr. Johnson has held various positions at Entegris including project engineer, application engineer and global product marketing manager. Through these roles Mr. Johnson has established himself as a subject matter expert on high-purity fluid handling of critical process fluids. His efforts have resulted in over 10 patents, including a beadless welding apparatus designed to meet the requirements of cGMP piping systems. Mr. Johnson has also written multiple articles for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at bioprocessing conferences.

Mr. Johnson is a member of ISPE, PDA, ASTM and BPSA. He is also Chair of the ASME-BPE Standards sub-committee on polymeric materials as well as the ASME-BPE Project Leader for the Polymeric Hygienic Union task group and the Particulates in Single-Use Systems task group. Mr. Johnson received his bachelor of science engineering degree from the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Andrea Zobel
Andrea
Dr. Aidan Sexton
Aidan Sexton
Dr. Aidan Sexton has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry and a Doctorate in Catalysis/Physical Chemistry, both from the University of Limerick. He has more than 25 years of experience; 10 years in research and development and 16+ years in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held a number of senior roles in the areas of Validation, Quality Assurance and Engineering. These roles have been in biopharmaceutical, sterile fill finish and API manufacturing organisations, including Pfizer and Janssen Sciences Ireland (a Johnson & Johnson company). His current role is Senior Process Validation Engineer in Technical Operations at Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, Cork. His responsibilities include supporting the assessment and use of disposable technologies throughout Janssen. He represents Janssen on the Extractables and Leachables work stream in the BioPhorum Operations Group (BPOG), an industry collaboration body. Aidan is the Janssen corporate vote holder in the ASTM E55.04 General Biopharmaceutical Standards subcommittee. He also lectures in three modules for an MEngSc program in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering, at University College Cork. Back to Top
Geoffrey Glauser
Geoffrey Glauser

Geoffrey Glauser is a K.W. Tunnell Contractor in support of the Manufacturing, Facilities, and Engineering Division of the Biomedical Advancement Research Development Authority (BARDA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPER) within the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  This division supports the development, contracting and supply of vaccines, antivirals, diagnostics, therapeutics and ancillary products.  As a subject matter expert in supply chain functions for biologicals and pharmaceuticals, Geoff works in support of the development, testing, and manufacture of Pandemic Influenza vaccines, antiviral compounds and Radiological, Nuclear and Chemical  vaccines and therapeutics. Geoff reviews contract proposals and related documents for product development, manufacturing processes, logistics, storage and distribution issues. He provides assessment and guidance reports on contract issues involving product delivery, quality, regulatory compliance, oversight of facility design, construction, and monitoring contract progress. Geoffrey Glauser has previously worked with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (formerly Wyeth) in the Global Packaging Technology group supporting biotech, vaccine, consumer and nutritionals with temperature controlled shipping expertise and solutions. In previous industrial positions, he has directed supply chain, biological, sterile and chemical manufacturing activities with Merck & Co. Inc. (25 years) and Fisher Clinical Services for in-line, new product and clinical biological and pharmaceutical entities both domestically and internationally.  A former US Navy officer and engineer, Mr. Glauser has a microbiology degree from Indiana University.  As an active member of the PDA, ISPE, and APICS, Geoff speaks and writes for industry forums on supply chain issues.

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