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Thomas Seewoester, PhD

Executive Director, Plant Manager at Biogen

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Thomas is a leader and coach in Amgen’s Operations organization and Executive Director and Plant Manager of Amgen’s Rhode Island facility.

Prior to his current role he was head of Drug Product Supply and Drug Substance Supply in Thousand Oaks with responsibilities to provide global clinical supply out of two drug substance plants, a drug product plant, a device assembly and packaging plant and a small molecule API plant. In those plants Thomas and his teams have successfully matured new operations technologies for their successful commercialization and network-wide deployment. His plant teams received twice awards for being the most improved plants.   

Thomas champions a culture of safety, global teamwork, operational excellence and lean manufacturing in order to generate product and data most efficiently while continuously improving the operation.

Throughout his 27 years of industrial bioprocessing experience in Process Development and Manufacturing, Thomas and his various teams have developed over 40 clinical and commercial processes and created knowledge to commercialize some of the most successful bio-therapeutics.

Thomas received a Ph.D. from the Institute for Cell Culture Technology, Germany and completed a 2-year postdoc program.