DEVENS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEWA Process Technologies, Inc., announces a new senior management team to lead the growth and expansion of capabilities in project engineering, services, operations and to direct new product development at its Devens, MA facility. These industry-seasoned executives replace and expand on the former owners who recently departed the business to pursue other interests.
Formerly Integrated Process Technologies, (founded in 2000 and acquired by LEWA-Nikkiso in March 2013), LEWA Process Technologies (“LPT”) is a producer of high precision fluid processing systems and services provider for the bio/pharmaceutical, life science and other high purity industrial customers. Now a part of the $1.1B Nikkiso Group of companies, LPT leverages the global sales and service channel of LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc. (“LNA”), LEWA GmbH and Nikkiso Corporation in Asia.
“With the expansion of LEWA Process Technologies’ product portfolio and global sales channel we recruited top flight candidates experienced in engineered products for the life science industry.” says newly appointed CEO Peter Castellanos who continues his role as Managing Director and President of LEWA-Nikkiso America, Inc. – (Holliston, MA and Houston, TX) and with the company over 12 years. “Recent system sales to China, Singapore and Germany of Devens, MA built LEWA EcoPrime® LPLC chromatography skids is an indication of the rapid acceptance of LEWA’s new technologies for pharma and biopharma production on the global scale.”
The new leadership team includes:
Mark Dyment joins LPT as Sr. Director of Operations. Mr. Dyment will be responsible for all Product Development, Engineering, Operations, Services and Quality at LPT. Mr. Dyment was most recently Director, Global Operations at Thermo Fisher Scientific and over 20 years at Millipore Corporation both Global Life Science leaders providing cutting-edge technologies, tools, and services for bioscience research and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Mr. Dyment held roles as Director Global Supply Chain Senior Operations Manager at Millipore’s Jaffrey NH and Bedford, MA plants Plant Manager, in Limerick Ireland and Manufacturing Manager and Manager – Corporate HSE at Millipore’s Bedford, MA plant.
Greg Collins joins as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for LNA and will be headquartered at LPT’s plant in Devens and is responsible for overseeing all LNA and LPT financial activities. Mr. Collins was most recently CFO and Corporate Secretary at TissueTech, Inc., a recognized leader in regenerative medicine therapies and Amniox Medical, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) a subsidiary of TissueTech focused on orthopedics & wound care markets. Greg was also at Johnson & Johnson / Depuy Companies, - a $1B global leader in the spine therapy market as Vice President, International Market Development, Asia Pacific Vice President, Strategic Initiatives’ Vice President, as well as Finance and Integration Leader roles.
Tiffany Hearn joins the Deven’s team as Human Resource Leader. Ms. Hearn has held HR leadership roles at The Arc of Opportunity in North Central MA and Effervescent Inc. in Fitchburg, MA as well as UMASS Memorial Foundation, Worcester, MA. A graduate of The George Washington University, Washington, DC she has held a variety of HR leadership roles in MD, DC and MA over the past 15 years.
Gerard Gach joined LPT as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in 2013. Mr. Gach has 12 years in Global Marketing Roles at General Electric in both their Life Sciences (Healthcare) and Water & Process Divisions. A 30 year industry veteran he has held senior leader roles in Sales, Marketing and Business Development roles at GE, Pall Corporation, Koch Membrane Systems and Osmonics. Mr. Gach is responsible for new venture strategy and marketing.
Under the new leadership team LEWA will strengthen the heritage IPT business of systems’ design, engineering, automation and manufacturing as well as field piping, OEM, engineering services and refurbishment. In parallel they will be charges with introducing a new line of chromatography based systems. LPT recently signed a licensing agreement with ChromaCon, AG (Zurich, Switzerland) for continuing processing equipment for the biopharmaceutical production of next generation therapies.
LEWA Process Technologies provides custom engineered purification and fluid management technologies and services that are shaping a new age in Life Sciences manufacturing. Our broad expertise in process innovation and open architecture software helps our customers to deliver quality and cost effective engineered solutions. In addition, we are aligned with LEWA GmbH, and Nikkiso, Corporation to leverage the global sales and service and fluid dynamic innovations of these multi-national leaders in fluid dynamics and precision pumps.
The LPT existing services of OEM fabrication, engineering / design services, automation, piping and custom manufacturing form the basis of LPT’s New England customer base. Headquartered in Devens, MA, LEWA Process Technologies is a unit of LEWA GmbH and its parent NIKKISO CO., LTD. Nikkiso & LEWA employees which number over 5000 are committed to serving our customers in more than 100 countries. For more information about LEWA, visit our website at www.lewapt.com.
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