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DPS Group Welcomes Emily Thompson as U.S. Director, New Process Technologies

Wednesday 17 November 2021

DPS Group, a privately-owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries, today announced today that Emily Thompson, P.E. has joined the company as the U.S. director of new process technologies. In this leadership role, Emily will serve as a top-level technical expert, supporting clients in the novel therapy manufacturing design space. Reporting to the U.S. president of operations, Aidan O’Dwyer, and based in Cary, North Carolina, she will drive the innovation, thought leadership, and success of the novel therapy market sector on behalf of DPS Group.

“As our director of new process technologies, Emily will support DPS Group’s continued development of novel therapy assignments on a global basis,” said Aidan. “Emily is driven by collaboration, exceeding expectations, and challenging the status quo and brings a proven track record of success. While this role will initially focus on novel therapies, Emily will leverage her extensive experience to track and identify the next breakthrough technologies in the life sciences industry. Her client-centric approach is valued both internally and externally.”

Emily is a process engineer, specializing in biological process and facility design. Working in the life sciences for 20 years, she has gained expertise in designing facilities for monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and gene therapy production, both in stainless steel and single use.  She is industry-recognized for her subject matter expertise in multi-modal facilities where different product types are produced in the same facility, due to her deep knowledge of complex facility layouts, GMP flows, and regulatory considerations.

A graduate of North Carolina State University, Emily holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina and an active member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).

Serving high-tech industries around the world, DPS Group delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and facility start-up.

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