Meet the 2016 Judges
Director - Global Logistics
Eli Lilly and Company
Mike Broughton is the Director for Global Logistics. In this role, he will serve as the global process owner for warehousing, shipping and distribution. Responsibilities include developing a strategy and organizational structure for the internal and external distribution networks encompassing global operational polices and standards. Previously he spent 5 years as the Director of U.S. Distribution Operations. Mike has over 23 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry including 20 years at Eli Lilly. During this time, he has held several positions ranging from pharmaceutical engineering,sterile product operations management, global manufacturing strategy and supply chain leadership in the United Kingdom. Mike received his BSEE degree from the University of Missouri and a MBA from Indiana University.
Associate Director, Engineering
I have been working with Cold Chain for more than 14 years out of 22 years with Merck including time as a logistics supervisor and as a packaging engineer. Much of my focus has been the development of temperature controlled packaging to support vaccines and pharmaceutical products during domestic and international shipping.
In her role, she leads a global team specializing on supply chain integrity, distribution and logistics, and temperature control management strategic quality initiatives. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 and prior to her current role, she held positions in engineering, manufacturing and operational excellence. Arminda has been an active member of the IQPC Advisory Board and the PDA Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group. She has led and contributed to various PDA Technical Reports, including the topics of Product Stability Testing, Good Distribution Practices and Risk Management. She is a frequent speaker on strategic and tactical pharmaceutical quality systems and temperature control management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Global Supply Chain Quality Manager
Mahsa Alaee is Deputy Director of Supplier Quality Management. In this role, Mahsa is responsible for defining quality systems for managing incoming materials i.e. raw materials, consumables and packaging components. Examples of Supplier Quality Management’s activities include managing material specifications, quality agreements, supplier qualification, vendor complaints and supplier change notifications. Prior to her role in Supplier Quality, Mahsa led shop floor activities in Sanofi Pasteur as Deputy Director, Operational Quality. Before joining Sanofi Pasteur, Mahsa has been employed by Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited and Novo Nordisk as Lead Quality Specialist and QA/RA Manager, respectively. Mahsa holds a BPharm and an MBA and is in the process of becoming a registered pharmacist in Canada.
Deputy Director, Site Quality Operations
As Vice President of Terrain Pharmaceuticals, Nick Nading has extensive exposure to many aspects of the Company’s operation. These include product and business development, strategic planning, marketing, supply chain management, and regulatory compliance. With 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, Mr. Nading is well-suited for his role as Vice President. Prior to joining Terrain, Mr. Nading spent several years with MD Logistics where he served a variety of positions. As Associate Director with expertise in Quality Assurance, Mr. Nading successfully operated multiple cGMP and VAWD accredited DC’s. While at MD Logistics, Mr. Nading relocated to Reno, NV to lead new facility start-up efforts for their state-of-the-art West Coast temperature controlled DC. During this time, he also led the expansion of additional CRT storage and 20,000 sq. ft. of cold chain storage space. Mr. Nading has knowledge in WMS, QMS, vendor contract negotiations, domestic and international transportation, as well as state board of pharmacy licensing. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science.
Vice President, Operations
Sr. Global Packaging Engineer II, Shipping Qualification
Jennifer is a Sr. Global Packaging Engineer II at Biogen. Jennifer is responsible for shipping qualification of the clinical and commercial programs. She has been involved with several filings, audits, and agency responses over the past three years. She has supported several cross-functional groups including Manufacturing, Regulatory, and Global Supply Chain. Jennifer has been with Biogen for ten years where she has held various roles in Manufacturing Engineering in addition to Global Packaging. She has Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University.