KANSAS CITY– DPS group, a privately-held global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) company serving high-tech process industries, is pleased to announce the opening of a new project office in Kansas City and the addition of Mark Potts as senior vice president of project operations for the office. The new office is located at 10851 Mastin Street, Suite 200 in Overland Park, Kansas.
“As part of our continued growth, we are excited to open our new office in Kansas City, offering specialized architectural, engineering, construction management and commissioning, qualification and validation services. (CQV). Providing EPCMV services in the region further complements our existing operations,” said Werner Greyling, President of US Projects for DPS Group. “Furthermore, we are proud to add Mark Potts as Senior Vice President to lead this new venture. We are confident that Mark’s proven leadership ability, coupled with his business acumen and industry vision, positions DPS competitively to drive our growth in the Midwest.
Led by Mark, the Kansas City office includes an expert team of multidisciplinary professionals who will serve life science customers throughout the Midwestern United States by providing highly specialized project design and execution capability for large-scale biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, new therapies and animal health industries. .
“The DPS team is made up of people who value effective communication, share their expertise, and work on every client project with a positive, up-front attitude,” Mark said. “I am very excited to take on this exciting new role with DPS and look forward to working with the team to execute the group’s strategic plan in the Midwest.”
DPS is pleased to introduce the leadership team of the Kansas City office:
- Mark Potts, Senior Vice President of Operations
- Matthew Gorton, Vice President of Business Development
- Sandra Bachamp, Director of Engineering
- Jason O’Brien, Director of Project Management
- Andy Wilkinson, Chief Technologist
- Gregory Slaybough, CQV Director
- Tom Cheek, Director of Construction Management
Mark Potts, Senior Vice President of Operations
Mark brings over 30 years of professional experience in engineering, plant operations, construction, maintenance and project management to his role at DPS Group. As Senior Vice President of Project Operations for the Kansas City, Kansas office, he leads a team of dedicated engineers, architects, construction professionals, and CQVs. Mark proudly served four years in the United States Navy Submarine Force. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Matthew Gorton, Vice President of Business Development
Matthew has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advanced food and biofuels industries. Mathew is an active leader of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), where he is Co-Chair of the Sterile Products Processing Community of Practice, Chair of the Knowledge Network Council, and Editor-in-Chief of ISPE’s Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine. He earned his BS in Biology from Truman State University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Sandra Bachamp, Director of Engineering
Sandra has over 20 years of experience designing and managing multidisciplinary design teams in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. His extensive experience helps customers move their visions from Phase I and II to commercial manufacturing. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University. She is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Jason O’Brien, Director of Project Management
As Director of Project Management, Jason is responsible for designing and managing large-scale projects to FDA and EU specifications. With over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, his duties include concept-to-design, development, project management and execution, risk assessment, validation, compliance and continuous improvement. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Technology from Southwest Missouri State University and is a Fellow of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Andy Wilkinson, Chief Technologist
Andy’s career spans over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. As DPS Group’s expert in aseptic processing design, aseptic filling, equipment/process design, installation, qualification, operation and remediation, Andy will use his operational and technical experience to develop and implement solutions that drive great results for customers. Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He is a member of the PDA.
Gregory Slaybough, CQV Director
Greg has over 30 years of compliance experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and has worked on large and complex projects in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management from Northwest Missouri State University and is an active member of ISPE, PDA and ASQ.
Tom Cheek, Director of Construction Management
Tom’s engineering and construction career spans over 20 years in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries. Specializing in major capital projects, he has helped clients save millions of dollars through improved efficiency while maintaining safety, USDA, FDA and cGMP guidelines improving quality and mitigating risks. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska.
Serving high-tech industries worldwide, DPS Group provides full-service engineering across a range of disciplines including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health management and Safety, Commissioning, Qualification and Validation (CQV) and Installation Begin.
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