Kansas City

Our Kansas City office offers specialized architectural, engineering, construction management, and CQV services to various sectors, including life sciences; pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, novel therapeutics, and the animal health industries. We excel in producing flexible and innovative cGMP facilities utilizing modern design technologies for our clients across the midwestern United States.

The DPS team is built around people that value effective communication, share their expertise, and work on each client project with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude. We understand our customers’ needs and focus on our relationship, not just the bottom line, which is why 85% of our business comes from repeat clients.

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Senior Vice President of Operations
Mark Potts

Mark brings more than 30 years of professional experience in engineering, facility operations, construction, maintenance, and project management to his role at DPS Group. As Senior Vice President of project operations for the Kansas City office he leads a team of dedicated engineers, architects, construction, and CQV professionals.

Having spent the majority of his career in manufacturing of regulated industry, Mark brings a very client centric focus as he helps lead successful projects in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and consumer product markets.

Mark proudly served four years in the in the Submarine Force of United States Navy. Has earned his Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Phoenix.

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Vice President, Business Development
Jason O’Brien

As Vice President of Business Development for the Kansas City office, Jason leverages his 27 years of experience designing and managing large-scale projects in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and animal health industries to better serve his clients. Jason is responsible for expanding the company’s client base by leading the sales and marketing of DPS Group’s services, including architectural and engineering design, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and construction management.

Jason understands clients’ challenges with his first-hand experience working on the owner side. He is experienced in all phases of project delivery, including concept through design, project development, management and execution, risk assessment, validation, compliance, and continuous improvement. Jason excels in leading, designing, engineering project management, planning, situation analysis, cost estimating, and problem-solving.

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Director of Engineering
Sandra Bachamp

Sandra possesses more than 20 years in design and management of multidiscipline design teams in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Her extensive experience helps clients transition their visions from Phase I and II into commercial manufacturing. Sandra is proud to have long-standing relationships with clients, contractors, and vendors, which allow for a better understanding of design decisions, constructability, maintenance concerns, and longevity of the facility design. To facilitate modular concepts, including installation and commissioning constraints, Sandra spent a year at G-CON PODs manufacturing facility working closely with engineering and manufacturing teams.

Sandra earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. She is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

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Director, Aseptic Fill Finish
Andy Wilkinson

Andy’s career spans over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. As our subject matter expert in aseptic processing design, aseptic filling, equipment/process design, installation, qualification, operation, and remediation, Andy will use his operational and technical experience to develop and implement solutions to achieve excellent client results.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is a member of the PDA.

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Director of Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation (CQV)
Gregory Slaybaugh

Greg has over 30 years of compliance experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and has worked on large and complex projects across the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. His extensive experience includes; quality and compliance in drug product manufacturing, drug substance manufacturing (API), aseptic processing, lyophilized products, combination products, solid dose, ointments and creams, OTC, consumer health products, animal health products, medical devices, technology transfers, Pre-Approval Inspections (PAI) readiness and QA/GMP compliance audits.

Greg completed his Bachelor of Science in marketing and management from Northwest Missouri State University and is an active member of ISPE, PDA, and ASQ.

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Director of Construction Management
Tom Cheek

Tom’s career in engineering and construction spans over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage industries. With a specialization in large capital projects, Tom has worked with Fortune 500 companies on some of the most extensive manufacturing facilities in the country. Along with a reputation for completing projects within budget and minimal downtime, Tom understands the business needs of industry players. He has helped save millions of dollars for his clients through improved efficiencies while maintaining safety, USDA, FDA, and cGMP guidelines enhancing quality, and mitigating risk. Tom will also focus on providing strategic leadership throughout the lifecycle of a project.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering technology from University of Nebraska.