Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and Emeryville, California, January 7, 2021 – IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation (EPCMV) services, announces the appointment of John Rejfir as a Director, Process Technologist, in the company’s Global Strategy & Technology (GST) group. Based in the San Francisco Bay area office in Emeryville, California, Mr. Rejfir joins the elite team of global subject matter experts (SMEs) and thought leaders comprised of Process Architects and Process Technology Specialists.
Mr. Rejfir brings over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical product expansion and commercialization, aseptic equipment design, and commissioning. He is an SME in aseptic automated manufacturing equipment design and is highly skilled in GMP manufacturing, program management, and strategic, hands-on leadership of cross-functional teams. He maintains strong working relationships with leading domestic and international suppliers of pharmaceutical manufacturing equipment throughout his career.
As Director, Process Technologist, Mr. Rejfir’s responsibilities include designing and implementing manufacturing processes, equipment, and plants from pilot-scale to full-scale commercialization and expansion projects in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He plays a key role in developing corporate process and manufacturing technical services and programs to support IPS technology advancement strategies, process-related business, and regulatory and validation training programs.
“I am very pleased that John will further strengthen our deep bench of process technology experts at IPS, especially since he is located in our expanding west coast region. Clients will benefit from his experience, thoroughness, and can-do attitude,” states Paul Valerio, Director of Process Technology, Global Strategy & Technology.
In a full-service EPCMV firm, it is crucial to understand the complete life cycle of a project. Mr. Rejfir has proven to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams consisting of engineering, QA, regulatory, and scientific staff on various complex projects, including automated systems design development, installation, and commissioning.
“John brings a great energy with him to IPS,” states Simon Forder, Vice President, Regional, San Francisco Bay Area. “We are growing the Emeryville office with the brightest minds in the industry, and that is exactly what John brings to the table for us. His pharmaceutical industry experience and expertise on regulatory requirements, including FDA, make him a great fit into this organization.”