Kelly Thomas (25+ year exp.)
Vice President, Americas Quality Operations at Stallergenes Greer - Charlotte Metro USA
Ms. Thomas has over two decades of cGMP hands-on industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing operations. Her experience covers all Quality Systems; as well as, all areas of validation; including, process/product validation, facilities validation, CSV and 21 CFR Part 11, test method validation, equipment/automated processes and cleaning validation.
Over 20 years’ experience leading facility start-ups, PAI and Routine cGMP Surveillance inspections. Highly successful global regulatory and ISO compliance history with inspections including FDA, EMEA, IMB, JP, Health Canada, and ANVISA. Highly committed to implementing effective contract manufacturing, supplier management and Internal audit programs.
Strengths include developing staff, maintaining and developing budgets, implementing robust quality systems, communicating and implementing clear Key Performance Metrics (KPIs), conducting Quality Management Reviews and Executive Reports, implementing Lean Six Sigma programs, influencing and implementing positive change, and leading cross-functional teams.
High degree of quality understanding and ability to apply knowledge of global regulatory requirements particularly with process / equipment validation, new product and technology transfer, lot/process investigations, quality systems, quality control, data trending, lab equipment and validation.
Goal-oriented and self-motivated. Committed to quality, teamwork, continuous improvement and organizational success. Ability to motivate staff and create positive, team driven, goal achieving organizations.