September 16, 2020
Gillette Stadium

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Engineering Management Professional Development Panel

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | West Red Level Suite 70

Attend the Engineering Management Professional Development Panel from 2:00-3:00 pm and hear from local life sciences professionals as they discuss topics including careers in engineering management, finding professional development opportunities, creating and leveraging your network, and the role of mentors in their careers.  The event will be a panel style discussion with time for a Q&A session with the audience.


Irene S. Bergman | Talent Acquisition Manager | Sanofi Industrial Affairs, NA

Irene has more than 20 years experience in recruitment of STEM professionals. She has worked for  more than 9 years at Genzyme/Sanofi; currently in the Industrial  Affairs segment of the business. Prior to joining Sanofi Genzyme in 2010, Irene  worked at Charles River Laboratories and at scientific recruitment agencies in the local area.



Tyson Fetzer | Director of Manufacturing | Rubius Therapeutics

Tyson started his career in an Operations Development Program where he moved around in leadership roles across QA and Manufacturing at Baxter Bioscience. Through this experience he was able to work at different sites in Southern California and gain management experience in fill/finish, plasma fractionation, and purification. From there he took a role in cell culture manufacturing at Sanofi Genzyme at the Allston facility and progressed to Associate Director of upstream manufacturing. He currently serves as the head of manufacturing for Rubius Therapeutics at a manufacturing site in Smithfield, RI.

Cory Siddons | Senior Director of Manufacturing | Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Cory Siddons is the Senior Director of Manufacturing for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and is site head for Alnylam’s manufacturing sites in Cambridge and Norton. In that role, he is responsible for cross functional plant start-up activities and operations including manufacturing, MTS, QC, validation, engineering, facilities, EH&S, and materials management. Cory was previously Director of Engineering at Alnylam, and also spent more than 10 years in engineering consulting, supporting projects in the US and Europe.


Marika St. Amand | Senior Director, Human Resources | Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Marika St. Amand is Senior, Director, Human Resources at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. With over 15 years of experience in the biotech industry, she currently leads HR for the Technical Operations and Quality functions. She is responsible for driving and executing the HR strategy in a high growth environment, as well as having helped build the HR function from the ground up. Prior to joining Alnylam, Marika spent 10 years at Biogen in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from Tufts University.

Tom Struble | Director of CQV Operations | DPS Group

Tom Struble manages a group of Commissioning, Qualification and Validation (CQV) experts who provide professional CQV services to life sciences clients throughout New England. He is responsible for daily business unit operations, the training of CQV personnel, resource and project planning, and delivery of technical services to the client base.  In addition, Tom provides senior level validation consulting services to DPS’s biotech and pharma clients. He has been an active member of ISPE since 2011, serving on the Product Show planning committee since 2013, and is currently on the Boston Chapter Board of Directors. Prior to DPS he consulted in the biopharma industry for nearly 7 years, after spending over 6 years serving the Unites States driving nuclear submarines in the US Navy. Tom has a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a BS in Geological Sciences from Cornell, where he met his wife, a successful residential architect. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, playing with his two daughters, and skiing.


Laura May | CQV Engineer | DPS Group

In her current role at DPS, Laura supports CQV projects for life sciences companies. Prior to joining DPS, Laura was a process and validation engineer for a single-use and high purity hose manufacturing company and a validation consultant for a biopharma manufacturing company. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University. Laura has been an active member of the Product Show Committee since 2016 and is the sub-committee Chair for the Career Fair and Professional Development Landing area.