Mr. Inks serves as a Validation Program Manager. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics industries with a diverse background in Quality, Manufacturing, Validation and Engineering. Mr. Inks started his career with a small diagnostics start-up company in Berkeley, CA where he built a strong foundation in GMP manufacturing, validation, compliance and regulatory inspections. While there he successfully started up a new manufacturing facility and transferred all production activities. His subsequent experience at Chiron Corporation expanded his knowledge of large-scale manufacturing processes, equipment and trouble-shooting. Looking for a new challenge, he transitioned to a position in their Quality organization and spent the next ten years with Chiron & Novartis developing a strong background in all aspects of quality, compliance and regulatory inspections. His last position prior to joining Pharmatech, was managing all facility and utility qualification activities for Gilead Sciences in Foster City, CA. Throughout his career Mr. Inks has been directly responsible for the management, execution and compliance of hundreds of validation projects, including numerous capital projects totaling well over 1 billion dollars. Mr. Inks received his B.A. in Biology and Physical Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.