Advisory Board and Partners
The BTEC Advisory Board was established per the original Golden LEAF grant application to provide guidance to BTEC in the following areas: course content, curriculum development, instruction, certification requirements, assessment, marketing, and facilities/equipment needs. Since its inception, the Advisory Board has met three to four times per year and has provided valuable advice during construction, curriculum development, start-up, and operation.
|Marcelo Anderson||Sr. Director, Global Head Strategic Partnerships||Biogen *|
|Gray Armstrong||Sr. Director of Operations||Pfizer|
|John Balchunas||Assistant Director, Professional Development Programs||NC State BTEC|
|Ruben Carbonell, Ph.D.||BTEC Distinguished Fellow||NC State BTEC|
|William Darrigrand||Vice President, Engineering||bioMérieux, Inc. *|
|Shawn Gallagher||President, Partnership Management||Eisai Co., Ltd.|
|Gary Gilleskie, Ph.D.||Executive Director||NC State BTEC|
|Amy M. Grunden, Ph.D.||William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor||NC State, Dept. of Plant & Microbial Biology|
|Chad Henry||Corporate Vice President||Novo Nordisk *|
|Mike Hess, Ph.D.||Sr. Manager, Science and Technology||Novozymes|
|Paula M. Keith, Ph.D.||Founder||BioLogic Solutions, LLC|
|Kristopher Kelly||Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology||AveXis|
|Tim Kelly, Ph.D.||President and CEO||KBI Biopharma, Inc. *|
|Louis Martin-Vega, Ph.D.||Dean, COE||NC State College of Engineering(CoE)|
|Danny Monroe, Ph.D.||Assistant Director, Academic Programs||NC State BTEC|
|Hernan Navarro, Ph.D.||Director, BRITE||North Carolina Central University (BRITE)|
|Dave Perez||Vice President||JE Dunn Construction|
|Balaji Rao, Ph.D.||Director, Academic Programs||NC State BTEC|
|Scot Shepard||Vice President, Global Technical Development||Seqirus|
|John Stefanyk||Senior Account Manager||EMD Millipore *|
|Mary Beth Thomas, Ph.D.||Sr. Vice President, Science & Business Development||North Carolina Biotechnology Center|
|Rebell Umphlett||Director, Capstone Center||NC Bionetwork|
|John Wagner||Program Manager, Biotech Manufacturers Forum||NCBIO|
|Mark Walker||Director of Training, Americas||Sartorius Stedim *|
|Pamela Webb||Vice President of Sales, Americas, Life Science Formulated Chemistries||Steris Life Sciences *|
|Kennis Wilson||Director, Automation & MES||Merck & Co., Inc. *|
|David Yarley||Director of Training and Development||Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies|
*Current BTEC scholarship sponsor.
BTEC is part of NCBioImpact, an educational partnership in which the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork, the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE), the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBIO) are also members.
NCBioImpact was implemented to meet the workforce needs of North Carolina's life sciences industry. Another partner is the Golden LEAF Foundation, which provided almost $39 million to build the BTEC facility. BTEC reports administratively to NC State's College of Engineering and resides on NC State's Centennial Campus, an award-winning research science park. BTEC is a founding member of BTEC International, an organization created to provide biomanufacturing training, education and process services in the United States and Europe.