Camelia Rodriguez, or Cammy as we call her here, is one of our most experienced senior consultants. With a diverse background serving in multiple roles for some of the industry’s biggest names, Cammy can support all commissioning, qualification, and validation activities across engineering, quality assurance, compliance, manufacturing, and validation departments.
How Cammy Found a Home at ICQ
Cammy was referred to ICQ by a client of ours who knew her from a previous working relationship and wanted her to be part of their ICQ CQV team. Nearly four years later, Cammy is still with ICQ.
What keeps her here? In a word, family.
In her own words, Cammy describes ICQ’s inclusive environment and commitment to employee growth:
“ICQ is a family-owned and family-run business, and you really feel that. What sets ICQ apart is their true commitment to investing in each employee’s education, professional development, and involvement with industry organizations. They know that an investment in employee growth makes us more competitive in today’s market, so it’s a win-win for everyone.”
“ICQ is a highly diverse team with employees from all economic, cultural, religious, educational, and political backgrounds. All feel welcome here.”
Keeping Our Family Gainfully Employed – And Growing – Throughout the Pandemic
While many companies laid off employees or reduced their hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, we made a commitment upfront to keep everyone employed at their current level.
If employees ever had downtime between projects, we took the opportunity to improve our internal processes, develop our team’s leadership skills, and provide advanced training opportunities. As a result, we’re a stronger, more unified team than ever before.
In her experience, Cammy appreciated the flexibility of being ‘on the bench’ in between projects and getting to develop skills and relationships not normally possible.
“During the pandemic, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate on the development of ICQ’s multiple business facets, from administration, corporate policies, and documentation to training, business development, and recruitment. Our field employees have been able to interact with the office staff more closely and, as a result, have made some great organizational improvements.”
“For employees continuing to work at client sites, ICQ leadership made sure they felt safe, were equipped with all necessary PPE, and that client sites were following all CDC guidelines. For those of us who stepped into remote working roles while homeschooling children or taking care of family members, ICQ made sure we were engaged and actively involved in projects that fit our new schedules.”
“While working from home, I had the opportunity to support the Document Control Team with controlled documentation generation, updates, and reviews and assist the Recruiting Manager with personnel development and recruitment processes.”
“I was also able to attend webinars, virtual conferences, and trainings to review and refresh standards requirements (CFR, ICH, EMA, and others) for equipment, systems, utilities, facilities, and cleaning validations, quality by design, risk assessment, and quality systems management.”
“ICQ ensured that remote employees were doing well in our isolation by continuing daily staff meetings, weekly team meetings, and our monthly virtual happy hours. The family feel never faded during the pandemic, and the senior leadership’s outreach was consistent and highly appreciated.”
Before joining the ICQ family, Cammy worked as a consultant to many firms in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electrical power plants, and other areas supporting varied projects like technology transfer, continuous improvement, startup, remediation, construction, and C&Q.
Her impressive list of client projects includes the likes of Genentech, Pfizer, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genzyme, McNeil Pharmaceutical, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Wyeth Pharmaceutical, Novartis, and others throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
To get Cammy on your next CQV project team, request her and tell us more about your project needs here.
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ICQ offers the best benefits package in our space, including:
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid holidays
- Short-term and long-term disability