Our Team2019-09-23T10:37:17+01:00

Some of our Team

KPC International is a privately held company led by CEO John Devlin and supported by the management team and key strategic advisors which bring a range of skills and experiences for the leadership and governance of the organisation. We have a significant team world wide, with an extensive network of consultants.

Some of the team are outlined below.

John Devlin - Founder & CEO
John Devlin - Founder & CEO
A chemical engineer, John has spent many years providing expert knowledge on Commissioning, Qualification & Validation to biotech companies such as Novartis, Gedeon Richter, Wyeth, Merck Serono & BMS, both nationally and internationally. As an internationally recognized expert in the area of Commissioning and Qualification, John has been published in Pharmaceutical Engineering, May/June edition 2007 – “Integration of Commissioning and Qualification with other Phases of the Project Life Cycle” and is well versed in latest industry guidelines including ASTM E2500.

In 2001 John (CEO) established KPC International, with a view to providing specialist expert consulting services (Project Management/Plant Start-up) to clients in the Pharma/Biopharma industry. In the last 8 years the organisation has grown in size and across markets to being a significant leader in the provision of technical services to the biotech and pharma industries.

Julianne Hogan - Chief Operating Officer
Julianne Hogan - Chief Operating Officer
An Industrial Biochemist by training, Julianne has spent over 18 years in the Biotech industry. Executing and leading in areas such as, R&D, Virology, QC, Process Development, Tech Transfer, Validation, Project Management and Quality & Compliance.

Julianne joined KPC in 2012 and since then as COO has led on formulating the KPC philosophy, establishing the systems and processes for the development and growth of the business, such as: Project Management Organisation, Quality Management System to ISO9001:2015 accreditation, marketing strategies & brand development as well as establishing & maintaining employee & client relationships and providing consultancy to clients in the areas of Technology Transfer & Operational Readiness.

Sam Bengtson - Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA
Sam Bengtson - Head of Talent Acquisition EMEA
Degree qualified in HR and Organisational Psychology and with 10+ years experience, Sam has developed a successful career in Talent Acquisition, Retention and Customer Service within the Life Science Consulting arena. She has worked with many large multinationals throughout the world.

Sam joined KPC in 2016 and as key member of the management team has led on the development of the KPC recruitment and retention process of employees and consultants for our projects

Mary Collier - QA Specialist
Mary Collier - QA Specialist
Mary has a degree in Applied Chemistry and Quality Management and a Higher Diploma in Quality Management (Lean Systems). She has more than 25 years of experience in the Pharma Industry with over 20 years in a variety of Quality & Compliance management roles in API, Aerosol and Solid Dose manufacturing environments. Mary has experience across a broad range of Quality Systems and has developed teams to implement effective Quality Management Systems and has extensive experience hosting successful regulatory inspections including FDA, HPRA, ANVISA.

Since joining KPC International in 2017, Mary has been instrumental in the development of an effective KPC Quality Management system using her Lean Black belt & Project Management tools. She played a lead role in attaining accreditation for ISO9001:2015 and has contributed to many KPC projects providing expert advice on regulatory affairs, QA oversight and strategic planning.

Tony Calnan - Technical Operations Manager
Tony Calnan - Technical Operations Manager
Tony is an accomplished engineer with 20+ years’ operational experience in the pharmaceutical API manufacturing sector. He is highly experience in start -up facilities, having been responsible for the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the complete site infrastructural services for a major Greenfield API site in Shanghai China. He also has significant experience in operational activities, empowering teams and nurturing continuous improvement cultures, EHS and Quality having spent 8 years as the head of Production for Novartis API site in Ireland. Tony currently leads a project responsible for the C&Q of a packaging and warehouse facility.
Gerry James - Head of Commercial Operations
Gerry James - Head of Commercial Operations
Gerry is a Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years of experience in senior financial and general management roles in Ireland, Australia and UK. With experience in distilling, distribution, software engineering, education and retail, Gerry has led teams through significant periods of change management, through growth and retrenchment cycles and across all continents.

Gerry joined KPC in 2019 to further develop and refine the group’s business practices, with clients, suppliers and staff firmly to the fore.

Ciarán Mullally - Regional Manager for Asia - Pacific
Ciarán Mullally - Regional Manager for Asia - Pacific
A Chemical Engineer, Ciarán has spent 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry working in Ireland, Germany and Singapore and is also a committee member with the ISPE Singapore Affiliate.

Since Joining KPC International in 2015, Ciarán has worked as a Commissioning and Qualification Engineer on projects with a number of the company’s larger multinational clients. More recently Ciarán has worked as the Head of Commissioning with one of KPC’s multinational biopharma clients in Singapore and is currently the Regional Manager for KPC International in Asia-Pacific.

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