Invensys Validation Technologies Expands Operations in the Americas

New office and staff appointments build business presence in South East Region, New England and Puerto Rico.

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Foxboro, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 3, 2007

Invensys Validation Technologies, a unit of Invensys Process Systems, has announced the appointment of three senior experts and the opening of a new office, as part of an operations expansion to serve pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the Americas. The Invensys Validation Technologies (http://www.invensys.com/pharma) unit provides services for risk management and compliance for regulated industries, as well as validation, consulting, and project management services that are vendor and platform independent.

A new office in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina area has been established to serve pharmaceutical, biotechnology and corporate customers throughout the South East United States region. The office will be headed by Shelley Preslar, a validation and project management veteran with extensive consulting, account management and operations experience. Ms. Preslar joins Invensys from a consulting and contract manufacturing firm. As Invensys Validations Technologies' Director of Operations for the South East Region, Ms. Preslar's responsibilities include regional business development and managing planned staff growth. Having a deep background in pharmaceutical, biotechnical, OTC, API, and cosmetic environments, Ms. Preslar is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

The North East regional operation of Invensys Validation Technologies is expanding with the addition of Janice Brousseau, another industry veteran experienced in regulatory audit, manufacturing technologies, process automation, project management and validation for companies such as Genzyme and Lonza Biologics. She is an expert in validation for manufacturing and process automation systems. As Director of Business Development, Ms. Brousseau is responsible for new business and account service for the rapidly growing New England pharmaceutical and biotechnology environment. Certified in Client Server Technology and Biotechnology Sciences, Ms. Brousseau will also support the Invensys Validation Technologies sales team in the areas of distributed control systems (DCS) and business systems validation.

The Puerto Rico regional office of Invensys Validation Technologies has grown with the appointment of Eddie Nieves as Director of Operations and Business Development. Based in Hato Rey, San Juan, Mr. Nieves is responsible for staff expansion and development, and account development and service, to meet business growth needs for Puerto Rico and the region. Mr. Nieves is an expert in validation, quality assurance, technical services and pharmaceutical research and development. His experience covers bulk plants, single dosage plants, diagnostic products and parenterals (injection) products for a range of generics and brand name manufacturers. Mr. Nieves is a graduate of Inter American University, San German, and is in the MBA program at Metropolitan University, Aguadilla, both in Puerto Rico.

These appointments expand the global capability of Invensys Validation Technologies to deliver complete validation services to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, and build on its experience and knowledge of processes and the regulatory compliance environment through the entire supply chain. Services and methodologies encompass manufacturing equipment and machinery, process control, cleaning control, automation, manufacturing execution systems, and information technology.

Readers may contact:
Ms. Shelley Preslar (919) 616-7793
Ms. Janice Brousseau (603) 841-5952
Mr. Eddie Nieves (787) 360-7172

About Invensys Validation Technologies
Invensys Validation Technologies, a business unit of Invensys Process Systems, is recognized as the industry leader in global regulatory compliance and business systems solutions for the life science and regulated process industries. Core competencies comprise regulatory compliance, validation, consulting, risk management and project management services that are vendor/platform independent. Services encompass the entire enterprise, everything from equipment, process control, cleaning control, automation, manufacturing execution systems, and information technology. For more information, please visit http://www.invensys.com/pharma.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group (http://www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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