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Meet Key Members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Transition Team

In this issue of Tyvek® Rx, we would like to showcase key members of the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Transition Team, providing you with insights about their education, work experience and industry activities.

We will feature other members of our extensive team of global experts in future issues of this eNewsletter.

 

Roseann C. Salasin, Global Marketing Director

Roseann brings a wealth of experience to this leadership role, gained through a variety of assignments in operations, sales management and marketing during her 30-year career at DuPont.

She is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and a member of the steering committee of the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC).

Roseann earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in finance, from St. Joseph’s University.

 

Bruce A. Yost, Ph.D., Global Technical Director

During his 27-year career with DuPont, Bruce has worked in a variety of technical and management roles, including product, process and application development, as well as market and business development.

In his current role, Bruce is responsible for all the technical and operational aspects of the transition of DuPont™ Tyvek® 1073B and Tyvek® 1059B to manufacturing lines that use the latest DuPont flash-spinning technology, including product and process development and protocol testing execution.

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and was awarded a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. Bruce is an Innovation Process Champion at DuPont and holds four U.S. patents.

 

Michael H. Scholla, Ph.D., Global Regulatory Director

Mike is actively involved in numerous industry groups, including the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) where he was on the board of directors from 2000 to 2010 and currently serves as co-chair of the Sterilization Standards Committee and is a member of the Committee on Standards Strategy.  Mike is also the Convener of ISO TC198 WG7 on Medical Packaging, responsible for the globally harmonized standard EN ISO 11607; a member of the editorial board for Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging News; and a 30-year member of the American Society for Microbiology.

Mike has a diverse research background and is credited with six U.S. patents and more than 60 published papers and articles.  Prior to joining DuPont in 1988, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Memphis.

Mike earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Central Florida and was awarded a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.  In 2006, he received the Alumni Professional Achievement Award from the Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida and in 2010, he received the Standards Developer Award from AAMI.

 

John R. Bamberger, North American Regulatory Director

John began his career with DuPont in 1987 as a toxicologist at Haskell Lab. Over the years, John has worked in a variety of operations and management roles, including quality manager and safety, health and environmental manager.

Before joining the DuPont Medical and Pharmaceutical Protection Team, John served as product stewardship consultant for DuPont Applied BioSciences and DuPont Protection Technologies.  He is a member of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and ASTM-International.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in toxicology from Philadelphia University of the Sciences, a master’s degree in biology from West Chester University and an MBA from Drexel University.

 

Thierry Wagner, European Regulatory Director

Thierry has spent the past 20 years working for DuPont in its polyester films and nonwovens businesses in a variety of assignments ranging from process development and project management to operations and business management.

He is a member of the board of the Sterile Barrier Association (SBA) and a member of the technical committees ISO TC198 “Sterilization of Health Care Products—Packaging (ISO 11607)” and CEN TC102 “Sterilizers for Medical Purposes—Packaging (EN868).”  He is also involved in ISO TC76 “Transfusion, infusion and injection equipment for medical and pharmaceutical use,” in the European Pharmacopoeia Group 16 and represents DuPont on ASTM F02 Committee—Flexible Barrier Packaging.

Thierry earned a master’s degree in mechanical and process engineering from ETH Zürich in Switzerland.  He is a featured speaker at international conferences and seminars on medical packaging regulatory issues.

 

Ichiro Ikeda, Asian Regulatory Director

Since joining DuPont more than 30 years ago, Ichiro has held a variety of technical, product development, sales and marketing roles. For most of his career, he has focused on DuPont™ Tyvek®, Sontara® and Kevlar®.

Ichiro is a member of the Japanese Society of Medical Instrumentation, the Japan Medical Device Manufacturers Association, the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) and ISO TC198 WG7 Japan.  He also serves as leader of the Sterilization Committee.

Ichiro earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Keio University in Japan and an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management.