Almac wins ‘The American Society for Quality’ Award in Philadelphia

July 19, 2011

Almac’s Clinical Services business unit was presented with the ‘ASQ Philadelphia Section Large Company Member of the Year’ award at the section’s awards dinner held at the Timber Room at Wegman’s in Malvern, PA on 22 June. The award is presented annually to the company with more than 200 employees with the leading participation in section activities.

Receiving the award on behalf of Almac was Mark Rohlfing, Director of Quality for Clinical Services in Pennsylvania.  “The award is a credit to the work of two groups of people including the Philadelphia Section of ASQ, which provides wonderful opportunities for folks from various industries to learn from one another, and the staff at Almac who take time away from their busy work and personal schedules to continue to learn and grow professionally for the good of themselves and Almac.”

In addition to Almac’s local involvement, over the years dedicated Almac employees have also obtained formal certification from ASQ in a number of quality fields from auditing to quality management.  “ASQ certification shows that our employees are dedicated in understanding modern approaches to maintaining and improving quality within our business and because of that Almac has always been a big supporter” says Rohlfing.

The American Society for Quality is the world’s leading authority on quality and advances the professional development, credentials, knowledge and information services, membership community, and advocacy on behalf of its more than 85,000 members worldwide.  The Philadelphia Section is one of the largest and most active of ASQ’s 250 sections.

The Almac Group also recently celebrated the official opening of its New North American Head Quarters in Philadelphia this spring- the $120m project houses state-of-the-art facilities and provides huge capacity, specifically for global clinical trial supply production and distribution.

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Notes to Editors About Almac Group

The Almac Group provides a broad range of services from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply and IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS), to commercial-scale manufacture. Almac provides services to more than 600 companies, including all the world leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

The company employs over 3,000 individuals and is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. US operations are based in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California. Almac has now moved into its new North American Headquarters located in Souderton PA.

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