Each year the Product Show features a Student Development Program tailored specifically for students in the life sciences industry and coordinated by our Student Development Committee.
How to Make the Most of Your Product Show Experience
Presented by Brian Hagopian, CPIP, Chemist, Clear Water Consulting and George West, Vice President, Albireo Energy
Come to this informative session to learn important tips and techniques that you can apply immediately on how to meet people for the first time and make a strong initial impression at the perfect event for meeting people – the Product Show! Use these techniques to help with a research project, make new friends, build and expand your network, even to find a job. There is no better time than now to start proactively managing your career!
About Our Speakers
Brian Hagopian, CPIP received his degree in chemistry from Colgate University a long time ago and is currently the President of Clear Water Consulting, Inc. Brian has over 35 years of design, manufacturing and operational experience and is a high purity water subject matter expert, consultant, trainer, educator, and expert troubleshooter helping clients solve complex operational problems, assess risks, address compliance observations, and document activities. Brian is an instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center and is also certified in the State of Massachusetts as an instructor offering courses for the training and licensing of industrial wastewater operators. Brian is a charter member and Past President of the Boston area chapter where he helped to lay the foundation for the Boston Chapter’s highly successful Product Show, which has won two International awards for “Best Special Event” at ISPE Annual Meetings. Brian ran point on the Product Show when it moved from Cambridge to Newton and was one of the people responsible for bringing the show to Gillette Stadium, where he ran the show for its first four years at Gillette. Brian is one of 150 people worldwide to have attained the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) certification, conferred by ISPE in 2012 and he is one of six people to have received the Hank Moes Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to the Boston chapter and the life sciences industry in 2015. Brian has spearheaded the Boston Chapter’s Student Development Committee for the past six years where student membership has quadrupled and the number of student chapters have doubled through his efforts. Brian has been an active member of the ISPE International Critical Utilities Community Of Practice Steering Committee where he just completed leading a team of 20 subject matter experts in the publication of a long overdue benchmark document: The ISPE Good Practice Guide on Sampling of Critical Utilities, which was published in December 2016.
George West has over 33 years of experience in the Energy Services and Building Automation Controls industry and joins Albireo Energy’s Senior Management team as the Vice President & General Manager of the New England Division. George holds divisional P&L responsibility for Albireo Energy and serves the critical automation and energy services markets. In this role, he oversees the management team for the execution of sales, operations, and service for large commercial office, pharmaceutical, and mission critical facilities.