Douglas Bryans, PhD

is responsible for the operating strategy and overall performance of the company. He is a pharmaceutical industry executive with 25 years of progressive responsibility in contract manufacturing. Dr. Bryans came to Bryllan from Catalent Pharma Solutions where he was the VP/GM of the Blow Fill Seal business and senior leader of Catalent’s global sterile business unit. Dr. Bryans has held senior positions in Operations and Quality with significant experience in establishing compliant contract operations and supporting customers with their product development and growth. Dr. Bryans has worked with the FDA and other regulatory bodies to implement Quality systems plans to assure compliant site’s and business units. His international experience includes site expansions and managing cross-functional multi-national teams expanding global capacity in Europe, US, and South America, gaining site and product approvals for a wide range of global customers. He has a broad skill set of knowledge in the disciplines of P&L management, manufacturing/supply chain, Quality, and product development. Dr. Bryans holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Paisley in Glasgow, Scotland and US Patent Number 6,156,339, Process for preparing solid pharmaceutical formulation, approved in 2005.

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Steve Rhoades

Establisher leader at Bryllan with nearly two decades of business expertise in the pharmaceutical industry having a breadth of experience in both Operations and Quality systems. Steve has previously held Directorship level roles in Quality, Sterility Assurance and Technical Operations. He has invested the majority of his early career supporting aseptic manufacturing including microbiology laboratory activities, parenteral filling, Sterility Assurance program management and human drug compounding.
Steve joined Bryllan in 2018 and led the Quality Organization through the final stages of facility qualification and the introduction of commercial manufacturing of medical devices at the Bryllan site. At Bryllan, Steve orchestrates all aspects of new product introduction at the site including Process Development, Facilities / Engineering, Project Management, Supply Chain/Materials Management and QC Method Development activities.

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Melissa Browne

Bringing over 15 years of Quality experience in roles of ascending responsibility in both Quality Assurance and Quality Systems.

She began her career in vaccine manufacturing in the biopharmaceutical industry including roles in quality assurance and quality systems spearheading deviation, CAPA, and change controls as subject matter expert for all quality assurance including internal and external audits. Her Quality Systems experience included hosting regulatory audits including stateside (US FDA) and other global agencies (European Union (EU), United Kingdom (MHRA) and other Mutual Recognition Agreement countries).

Melissa has the responsible for Quality Assurance oversight of all aspects of our Manufacturing operations, from new product development to commercial batch release. She leads a team of associates and specialists responsible for the quality and compliance requirements throughout batch manufacturing, batch release, deviation, change control, and validation activities at Bryllan.

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Jake Youngert

Jake leads at Bryllan drawing on several years of frontline experience in the manufacturing of sterile, injectable pharmaceutical products coupled with overseeing Navy Nuclear Power Plant Operations. Jake directs the site maintenance and calibration programs, directs qualification activities for facility, utilities, and equipment, as well as all in-house equipment custom equipment and design.

During his time in the United States Navy, Jake was a subject matter expert for all mechanical, fluid and piping systems in the power plant and was responsible for all Quality Assurance maintenance/testing on nuclear systems. Early in his pharmaceutical career, he was employed by Genentech, where he specialized in critical utilities, including Building Automation Systems, Isolator Technology, HVAC, WFI generation and distribution, Pure Steam generation and distribution, electrical power distribution and reliability and all non-GMP support utilities required for the generation of critical utilities.

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Jenna Andrade

Jenna Andrade projects over a decade of leadership experience and providing quality HR services to attract, develop, motivate and retain an equal opportunity workforce within a supportive work environment. She overseas and continually refines the employee benefit programs, including compensation, health insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO) and other personnel benefit packages.

Jenna is integral to the planning, monitoring and appraisal of HR activities by organizational management conferences with employees, hearing and resolving colleague concerns, mentoring managers to coach and develop their core teams and direct counseling to supervisors and their direct reports.

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