Anand Akerkar, Ph.D.:
Since 1964, he has held several senior management positions at Ciba Giegy, Becton Dickinson Technicon Corp. He also taught at New York University Medical School. Dr. Akerkar has consulted to the industry since 1986 and has been involved in Strategic Management Issues and strategic planning. He has worked also with companies in setting up Quality Systems. TQM training, and GMP related matters. In addition, he has been an invited speaker at several national and international congresses. He has published extensively. Dr. Akerkar is Scientific Advisor to U.S. Congressman Benjamin Gilman and is a member of numerous professional societies
Alan Schwartz began his career as an FDA investigator in 1972. He rose to the position of supervisor of field operation prior to leaving the agency in 1978 to start his consulting career. He has traveled extensively, worldwide, serving companies on management issues, strategic planning as well as FDA requirements. He has been guest speaker at professional meetings on 510 (k) Strategic, GMP and ISO implementation. Mr. Schwartz has had numerous articles published o Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs and has been an invited guest speaker at medial industry professional meetings worldwide.