ISPE names Thomas Zimmer as Vice President of European Operations


He will be the primary European liaison to the ISPE HQ in Tampa, Florida

Dr Thomas Zimmer has taken the newly created role of Vice President of European Operations at the US-headquartered International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Zimmer is responsible for leading ISPE’s business development and advancing strategic relationships in Europe. He began his work by meeting global members at ISPE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Zimmer will work closely with ISPE’s volunteer and staff advisory teams, industry representatives, regulatory organisations and member groups to strengthen ISPE’s relationships with Europe. He will also serve as the primary European liaison to ISPE’s headquarters in Tampa, Florida.

He joins ISPE with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is a licensed pharmacist and Qualified Person. Prior to joining ISPE, he was Senior Vice President at Boehringer Ingelheim. During 32 years with the company, he gained experience in development, production, quality and supply chain operations. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Zimmer was Plant Manager in France, and he was International Project Leader for the Production Alliance Europe. He worked in various cultural environments in North America, South America and several countries in Europe. He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Frankfurt am Main.

Zimmer is also a current member of the ISPE European Forum, a contributor to the ISPE Regulatory and Compliance Committee and a member and former chair of the ISPE International Leadership Forum.

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Zimmer has been an ISPE member since 2005.