D. Andrew Whitlock, PE, has joined Gannett Fleming as a chief process engineer. Whitlock brings more than 26 years of broad experience in biopharmaceutical processes, plant utilities, clean utilities, and production facility design, maintenance, and operation to the firm. He is based in Gannett Fleming’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.
In his new role, he leads cross-functional teams and applies his technical knowledge of multiple disciplines, utility processes, and pharmaceutical production processes. Whitlock is well-versed in a variety of processes and systems, including control systems, primary active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), secondary APIs, packaging, current good manufacturing practice (cGMP), and computerized maintenance management systems. He gained his expertise while holding key positions at Eisai and GlaxoSmithKline.
“We are excited to have a pharma and biotech process expert joining our firm,” said Craig Crowther, PE, a vice president of the biopharmaceutical and clean manufacturing business unit. “Andy’s reputation for excellence and in-depth knowledge of the complex processes and systems needed for pharmaceutical production will be an asset to our clients.”
Whitlock holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Additionally he holds a maintenance and reliability diploma from North Carolina State University and a CMRP certification as a certified maintenance and reliability professional from Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).
He is a member of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and a senior member of the International Society of Automation.
Gannett Fleming’s facilities team provides engineering expertise in many types of facilities, including life sciences and biotech. The team brings the latest technology, innovation, creativity, and technical excellence in the planning and design of research and development laboratories, production plants, and more. Control and automation engineers provide installation, start-up, and troubleshooting services to keep facilities running efficiently, and commissioning and validation specialists help clients meet cGMP compliance. The firm also offers permitting, procurement and construction management services to help clients deliver their projects.