Gary LaPlante has over 15 years of experience in the life science industry. A large majority of Gary’s experience has been in the manufacturing and quality areas of this field. Gary has a high degree of knowledge in the purification process of the biotechnology industry. It is in this area which he has spent most of his time, learning, training and mentoring employees as his own knowledge and career developed. Determined to enhance his own knowledge, he trained and learned the upstream process to have complete competency in biotechnology manufacturing processes.
Through his experience, he has worked closely with the quality departments to ensure cGMP compliance during all manufacturing operations, validation studies and activity documentation.
Prior to joining ICQ Consultants, Mr. LaPlante held a position as Senior Manager, Manufacturing at Shire. In this role he was responsible for overseeing all daily production activities. In his time at Shire, one of his most rewarding accomplishments was being part of a team progressing a clinical lifesaving product to commercialization. In addition, he was the manufacturing subject matter expert during all internal and regulatory agency audits. This has allowed opportunities to participate and interact with numerous FDA and other regulatory agencies.
Mr. LaPlante strongly believes in teamwork and the development of individuals to contribute to a company’s success.