research and development
Frank J. Mueller, Technical Director of Specialized Technical Services Est., became involved in his profession because of his insatiable curiosity for all things technical. His background in mechanical and aircraft engineering opened a world of constant technical challenges. Specialized Technical Services Est. offers leak detection and management, pipe rehabilitation, GIS services and technical consultation for turnkey projects for the oil, gas, water and waste-water industries.
As the technical director of the company, Mr. Mueller is responsible for overseeing the investment portfolio, and strategic, operational and business development activities. He is also in charge of planning, developing and managing turnkey projects with solutions for major industry corporations on both a regional and international level. Prior to his position with Specialized Technical Services, Est., Mr. Mueller worked with Vetco Inspection.
Company: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location: Corona, CA, United States
Elsa Gomez began her career as an auditor of companies that provided pharmaceutical products to the United States Department of Defense. She gained professional experience by being involved in all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and associated quality control systems, and steadily progressed throughout the industry. Today, she serves as the director of quality assurance for research and development for Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is now known as Actavis Inc. Actavis is a pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and distributing brand and generic drugs.
Ms. Gomez assumed her current role 12 years ago and is recognized for her strengths in compliance oversight and regulations supervision of the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the research and developmental activities of the pharmacists and chemists, ensuring the use of proper manufacturing practices in the internal research and development department per regulatory agency guidelines, ensuring that appropriate quality systems are implemented and that information and documentation submitted to regulatory agencies meet requirements, assisting managers and employees in the research, development and quality assurance departments, and preparing for regulatory agency inspections.