Bob Groff began working in quality control before taking on management positions in all areas of the pharmaceutical industry, including two pharmaceutical and chemical start-ups. He has also had positions in supply chain management and recently with automation, manufacturing IT, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Previously, Mr. Groff was the president of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS).
Our other managing partner, Rich Lemire, spent more than 30 years with a global pharmaceutical company in roles of increasing importance in manufacturing IT, automation, and supply chain. He has overseen these areas on both a local and a global scale. Rich has extensive experience in planning, project management, developing and implementing strategies, commissioning and decommissioning production sites.
Global OT/IT Quality Services Partner Affiliations
Global OT/IT Quality Services supplements its own resource pool and its geographical footprint via partnerships with Whole Product Solutions (PP&C) based in Puerto Rico, Halfmann Goetsch Partners AG (HGP), based in Switzerland and Singapore, HaniPharm based in the US and SDA Compliance Consulting based in Canada.
PP&C Whole Product Solutions – Is a System’s Integrator serving the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Devices industries. PP&C services include: Automation Systems, MES, ERP, Data Historian and Reporting tools, Vision Systems, (OCR and OCV), Serialization and OEE and Project Management. In addition, PP&C manufactures precision components for the Medical Devices Industries at their facility in Puerto Rico which has been ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
Halfmann Goetsch Partners AG, (HGP Group) – Global OT/IT Quality Services is truly global via our partnership with HGP Group which allows us to extend our ability to serve our clients in Europe and Asia. HGP Group is a premier business consultancy specializing in the life sciences industry providing expert support for GMP, Quality Management & Compliance requirements and the successful implementation of MES and LEAN manufacturing.
HaniPharm, LLC – Senior Operations Executive Advisor with 25+ years of extensive Pharmaceutical experience leading internal company Plants, North America and Americas Regions. Specialties include plant start up, plant closures, Global/Regional operational integrations, Lean Improvement projects, Operational & Supply Chain Excellence improvement initiatives, KPI enhancement/ education/improvement, end to end organization restructuring, mentoring programs, project governance, change management, user MES implementations and Quality remediation advisory and facilitation.
SDA Compliance Consulting Inc. - Senior Computer System Validation and Compliance Specialist with 20+ years of experience in the Information Technology and Automation fields for the global pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industry. Provider of professional consulting services to Health Authority-regulated organizations. Specialties include end-to-end full life cycle computer systems validation, supplier qualification, helping clients achieve sustainable compliance for their organization, and assisting clients prepare for inspections.