Patricia Kitchen

Global (ex-US) Director of Technical Operations

Patricia Kitchen

Patricia was appointed Global (ex-US) Director of Technical Operations where she is accountable for leading the transformation of Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Technical Services, Cinfa Biotech, and Technical Development groups.

Before this Patricia was Global Head of Technical Services for three years. Patricia oversees Global Technical Services which includes: Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutics / Analytical Development, Packaging Development Design, Technical Services, Technical Development and Process Engineering across the entire network of the independent associated companies.

Having started her biotechnology career in custom antibody development, Patricia quickly progressed through research and development positions with increasing responsibility within Covance Research Products.  Patricia continued to enhance her biotech development experience by leading teams within larger corporations such as Centocor, Inc (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and Bristol Myers Squibb. She then transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry by taking an executive role at Watson Pharmaceuticals, eventually becoming Actavis, Inc and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Patricia was an adjunct Professor in Biotechnology and currently participates on several FDA Development Taskforces focused on Patient Drug Development, Biotechnology Development, and Transdermal Product Development.  She holds degrees from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.