SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - USDM Life Sciences
, a leading global regulatory consulting firm in the life sciences industry, hires Grant Hodgkins as Vice President of the Commercial Practice.
In his new role, Hodgkins will assist USDM Life Sciences clients with Pharmaceutical Track and Trace, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Information Management (PIM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and other commercial enterprise solutions. Hodgkins will also partner with Jay Crowley, Vice President of USDM's Unique Device Identification Practice to help clients achieve UDI compliance.
Hodgkins has 29 years of experience as a leader in Global Supply Chain, Master Data Management, Software Quality Assurance and Project Management. He specializes in developing enterprise-wide business strategies and lean improvements. His experience includes Pharmaceutical Track and Trace, UDI, product traceability, barcoding, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), PLM, ERP and Computer System Validation (CSV). He was most recently the Head of Global Data Management at Alcon Laboratories, Inc., a Novartis company.
"I am very excited to join the high-caliber thought leaders at USDM Life Sciences. I am confident that the team is well positioned to build even more success across all service and solution areas for our life science clients," said Hodgkins.
"Grant is joining USDM at a critical time of change in the life science industry. Life science organizations are quickly trying to adapt to new government regulations and develop more cost effective business strategies. His experience will give our clients incomparable guidance with the new regulations and more profitable business methods," said Kevin Brown, Managing Partner at USDM Life Sciences. "Grant will provide tremendous value to our customers."
Hodgkins recently served as tri-chair of the GS1 Healthcare Leadership Team, co-chair of the GS1 Healthcare AIDC Application Standards Work Team and co-chair of the GS1 Healthcare GDSN Implementation Work Team. Hodgkins is a PMP-certified project manager.
Hodgkins will officially start his work at USDM Life Sciences on April 21, 2014.
About USDM Life Sciences:
USDM Life Sciences is a leading global regulatory consulting firm providing compliance, validation, qualification, quality, auditing and information technology services via project teams and staff augmentation to our clients in the medical device, biotechnology, biologics, diagnostics and pharmaceutical industries. USDM Life Sciences has more than 14 years of experience supplying our clients in the life science industry with compliance services during each phase of their drug and product development cycle while partnering with best of breed organizations to help companies simplify, unify and optimize their business and compliance objectives. For more information, please visit www.usdm.com.