Precis Engineering, Inc. hired Steven L. Altomare as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Services. He will leverage nearly 36 years of pharmaceutical project leadership and engineering management experience to lead Precis' pharmaceutical compliance, consulting, and support business. Altomare assumed his new role on 2 September 2014.
"Steve brings significant experience in all facets of pharmaceutical project and facility management," said Precis Principal Robert Dick, PE. "His expertise directing complex capital projects, overseeing facilities and equipment, and interfacing with regulatory agencies will be an asset to our pharmaceutical clients and to continuing the high levels of service and technical project excellence for which Precis has become known."
As a Precis vice president, Altomare will direct pharmaceutical engineering services, including oversight of utility and support systems design, master planning, project management, and client relations. In keeping with Precis' philosophy of hands-on, principal-led project leadership, Altomare will be actively engaged in project design and delivery.
Altomare gained his 36 years of engineering and plant operations management with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and its predecessor Lemmon Company. He rose from validation technician to manager of mechanical and plant engineering services to director of facilities management and director of project engineering. Altomare has managed capital program budgets in excess of $100 million and conducted domestic and foreign facility global risk assessments.
Altomare's past responsibilities include over a decade of regional and site engineering management, facility design and construction oversight, project management, CapEx management, compliance and risk assessment, and master planning. He also gained over two decades of plant engineering and operation management, including utility systems design and operation, plant and equipment maintenance, packaging operations and engineering, qualification and validation, safety and environmental compliance, and small-volume parenterals, liquids, semi-solids, and solid oral dose production.
Altomare holds a bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey where he is currently pursuing his master's. He is a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and the National Fire Protection Association.