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RANDALL L.

BERMAN
67 Holly Ridge Drive rbd3458e@westpost.net
Home: 508.681.8900
Sandwich, MA 02563
Cell: 315.396.9504
SUMMARY
Innovative chemical engineer with expertise in project/process engineering and c
onstruction management in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries.
Demonstrated proficiency in managing all aspects of several complex projects on-
time, within budget, and in compliance with federal and industry standards. Uti
lize a hands-on approach to assure deliverables by active participation in desig
n, construction, project commissioning, training, qualification, and validation.
Proactively identify and remove project obstacles and constraints.
Construction and Engineering Projects Project Management Skills
Life Safety Improvement Project Management
Institute Guidelines
Asbestos Abatement Fast Track Project Management
Containment of Potent Compound
Leadership and Team Building
Operational Cost Reduction
Risk Management
OSHA Standards and HAZOPS
Oracle Primavera
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Microsoft Project Software
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
American National Standards for Lab Ventilation
Pre-Approval Inspection (PAI) Practices
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PFIZER BIOTECH, Andover, MA (Formerly Wyeth BioPharma)
2007 2010
Senior Project Manager, Planning & Engineering Services Group
Long-term contract position through Kelly Engineering Resources led to permanent
employment after 8 months.
Led team of 125 engineers, schedulers, in-house tradesmen and supplemental outs
ide contractors for cGMP suite shutdown. Using Primavera Software, 1500 capital
and maintenance tasks were scheduled and completed within the 240,000 sq. ft. a
rea in a six week time period including multiple holidays. Completed environmen
tal monitoring and management startup forms on target for restart on January 3rd
.
Demonstrated risk management and decision making skills during installation of
2 low flow laminar fume hoods in cGMP suite environment during a shutdown by com
pleting project within budget and on time despite encountering hidden pipe and c
onduit in the ceiling that required removal.
Led 10 engineers, designers, and a construction manager in 5-month, $400,000 la
b renovation for Polysaccharide analysis and assay testing. Lab was under budget
and operational 1 month prior to manufacturing samples being produced.
Installed a cGMP glass washer ensuring uninterrupted department operations, mee
ting client expectations.
Improved the timing and coordination for executing equipment moves by the in-ho
use tradesmen by 25% through revision of procedures and re-organization of the t
radesmen team.
CONSULTING ENGINEER PRIVATE CONTRACTS, Syracuse, NY 2006 2007
Source Sentinel Co.: Established and tested water standards, detection levels,
alerts, and response to hazardous chemicals in municipal water supply reservoir
s for Homeland Security prototype presentation.
OBrien & Gere Co.: Developed P&IDs and layouts for Basis of Design for an R&D
biotech facility bid. OBG won the engineering contract to design and build the
facility.
Burns Bros Process Group and Modular Bio / Pharma Systems: Developed specifica
tions, design, layout, cost, and bid proposals for modular Bio / Pharma equipmen
t skids submitted to multiple Burns Bros clients.
BRISTOLMYERS SQUIBB COMPANY, Syracuse, NY 1991 2006
Senior Project Manager, Process Engineer, & Construction Manager , Site Engineer
ing Group, 2004 2006
Developed and led a team charged with completing the fast track design, constru
ction, installation, commissioning, qualification, and validation of a new $2.75
million Biologics Technical Support Facility (BTSF) to produce Phase 1, 2, and
3 clinical compounds.
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Managed construction and expedited design for the fast track implementation of
a new $275,000 Quality Control Wet Chemistry lab in preparation for Canadian, Eu
ropean, and U.S. regulatory agency PAIs.
Chaired a team that executed the design, construction management, commissioning
and validation of a $600,000 automated bulk storage and distribution facility f
or carbon dioxide and oxygen vital to maintaining and controlling biologic ferme
ntations. Loss of supply would mean a per batch loss of approximately $800,000.
Facility reduced the number of operating personnel and eliminated life safety
issues associated with the manual handling of 150-gallon Dewar storage container
s.
Researched, specified, evaluated, purchased, installed, and validated six $900,
000 walk-in environmental chambers to store API stability samples at temperature
s ranging from -40C to +40C, providing long term stability data required by the
FDA.
Conceptualized, designed, and managed construction of a $2.2 million necropsy c
ontainment suite transforming an existing lab into a state-of-the-art facility b
y providing ventilation per the American National Standards for Lab Ventilation
guidelines to protect the lab technicians and pathologists.
Interim Plant Engineering Manager, Onsite Facility Engineering Group, 2003
2004
Created and led a team to research and implement a $3.2 million production faci
lity redesign to provide operating personnel with life safety containment for pr
oducts used to make Band 5 toxic compounds.
Senior Process, Project and Construction Engineer, Onsite Facility Engineering G
roup, 1995 2003
Budgeted, designed, gained senior management approval, managed construction, an
d commissioned over 85 environmental, safety, utility, and process infrastructur
e projects, each with a budget up to $3.0 million.
Completed the fast track management of a $3.5 million site-wide Title V (Clean
Air Act) Monitoring Equipment Compliance Upgrade Plan to meet the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservations (DEC) mandate that all standards for
long term chemical bulk storage facilities be met within a 6 month timeframe.
Produced plant site compliance with DEC hazardous air pollutant (HAP) regulatio
ns by managing the construction of a $2.25 million spin flash dryer system in a
solvent laden explosive atmosphere while maintaining manufacturing operations 24
hours per day, 7 days per week.
Increased bulk cephalosporin antibiotics production 33% by constructing a $750,
000 ultra filtration system.
Senior Process Engineer and Construction Engineer, Corporate Global Engineering
Group 1991 1995
Developed, issued, and evaluated bid packages for process equipment and special
ty items procurement for a $65.0 million anti-cancer development facility.
Managed the design, construction, and start-up of a new $5.0 million volatile o
rganic compound (VOC) incinerator that doubled the capacity for organic waste ga
s removal at the Puerto Rico facility.
Supervised the design, construction, and installation of a new $4.0 million sol
id waste incinerator in Puerto Rico that eliminated the need to truck approximat
ely 200 tons of solid waste per month to a landfill.
Designed and managed construction of a new $3.0 million wastewater pretreatment
facility for the Puerto Rico plant that allowed the site to meet federal wastew
ater discharge regulations and remain in operation.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
CPI CONTROLS, Pawtucket, RI Engineering Manager for this Equipment Distributor
HERZOG-HART CORP, Boston, MA Project and Process Engineer / Manager for this A&
E Design Build Firm
AMERICAN HOECHST CORP, Coventry, RI Project Engineer / Project Manager for this
Operating Company
ALLIED CHEMICAL CORPORATION, Buffalo, NY Process / Project Engineer for this Fo
od Supply Company
W.R. GRACE & COMPANY, Cambridge, MA Project Engineer for this Construction Prod
ucts Manufacturer
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BS, Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Primavera Construction Management Software Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Poi
nt and Project Software
Project Management Institute Certification Training OSHA Safety Training
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 Food & Drug Good Manufacturing Practi
ce Training
FDA Good Manufacturing Practice Guide for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (Q7A
) Training
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Project Management Institute--Association for Facilities Engineering--American I
nstitute of Chemical Engineers