Precis Engineering, Inc., an MEP engineering firm with offices in Cary, N.C., and Ambler, Pa., has hired veteran process engineer and operations excellence executive Kristina Pumphrey, PE, to manage and grow the firm’s newly created process engineering group. Pumphrey joined the leadership team in April.
“Kristina is an accomplished change-agent and a strategic leader,” said Precis Principal Vincent O’Brien, PE. “She has a keen eye for identifying improvement opportunities. We are confident that her process engineering expertise will immediately support efficiency and cost-effectiveness for our clients.”
Process engineers are responsible for designing, implementing, and optimizing industrial processes for efficiency, quality, and safety. As an engineering leader in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Precis Engineering relies on process engineering to help clients improve product quality and bring drugs to market safely and efficiently.
Pumphrey is a registered professional chemical engineer with nearly two decades of industry experience in process engineering for life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology clients. Her broad knowledge base spanning industry technologies includes material handling, potent compounds, and hazard analysis. Among other roles, she has led process engineering for a greenfield cell culture facility, managed and served as in-field technical liaison for construction of a vaccine manufacturing facility, and managed on-site process engineering operations for a bulk API manufacturing facility. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Pumphrey uses her lean manufacturing expertise to help clients plan for the future by improving operational efficiency.
“I am excited about the opportunity to expand Precis’ existing process engineering capabilities,” said Pumphrey. “I look forward to helping our clients identify the right process and equipment solutions to get the most out of their investments and advance on the best path.”
Pumphrey extends her pharma industry leadership to the professional community as a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) and Executive Vice President of the Delaware Valley Chapter. Pumphrey has spoken and published extensively; recent presentations include Designing for Op Ex in OSD Manufacturing Facilities presented at INTERPHEX; Factoring in the Impact of Operations During Facility Design and Equipment Selection presented at ISPE Carolinas-South Atlantic Chapter; and Improving Packaging Line Efficiency presented at Pack Expo East. Pumphrey holds a Master of Science in Management and Technology from Widener University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. She resides in Havertown, Pa.
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