Rick Calabrese
Head of BPS Quality Systems & Regulatory Affairs, Sartorius

Rick has been involved with quality in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 30 years. He holds a BS in Geology and MS in Industrial Management, both from SUNY Stony Brook in NY.

Rick is currently the Global Corporate Director of Quality Systems for Sartorius Stedim Biotech. Rick is responsible for overseeing the quality systems for all global operations. He has also worked for global pharmaceutical companies such as Shire and Forrest Laboratories.

He is knowledgeable regarding good manufacturing practices for both drugs and medical devices and the requirements for dealing with controlled substances. He also has experience in implementing ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 quality management systems and he is a certified lead auditor for ISO 13485.

Rick is also involved with contributing to the improvement of quality by being involved with several nonprofit quality organizations. He has held various local and divisional positions with the American Society for Quality. Rick is also one of the authors of a technical report published by ASQ called “Best Quality Practices for Biomedical Research in Drug Development” June 2012.