Over the last year ITH Pharma has witnessed continued growth through all sectors of business and a consistent programme of recruitment. This has enabled us to recruit vital members of staff who we believe will be pivotal in moving our business forward over the coming months and years.
In the Quality department Richard Bateman has joined us as a Director to focus on developing new processes and testing methods. Prior to joining ITH, Richard was a Regional Quality Assurance Specialist Pharmacist for 16 years working in the NHS in London and the South East. Richard was also a member and former Chair of the NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Committee and a member of the Pharmaceutical Aseptic Services Group and the Technical Specialist Education and Training Committee.
In the Operations department Chris Jeffrey has joined us as our new Operations and Facilities Manager. Chris will deal with unit issues and focus on the completion of unit 2 followed by the refurbishment of unit 4. Chris started his career as a pharmacy technician, working and studying as a student technician and quickly found that his passion was in technical services and medicines manufacture, working his way up to senior management level. With a background in aseptic production he managed large production teams, co-designed and qualified new facilities and also developed an interest in managing and maintaining mechanical systems such Isolators, LAF cabinets, HVACs, WFI systems, Autoclaves, peristaltic pumps and compounding equipment.
In the Purchasing department Silvia Icaza joins us as our new Purchasing manager. Having moved into the pharmaceutical industry 12 years ago, she has gained extensive experience in Global Operations, Supply Chain, Import/Export, Commercial Operations, GMP, GDP and auditing. Silvia’s experience has enabled her to establish solid relationships with stakeholders to maintain high quality and service, whilst dealing with factors such as sustainability, risk management and effective negotiation in a challenging environment.
In the HR department we welcome on-board Keith Scovell as HR manager who will be overseeing the recruitment programme for both of our units. Keith has worked in both customer service and HR in managerial roles for over 20 years.
ITH Pharma wishes all our new recruits much success in their roles going forward.