John G. (Jerry) Lanese is an independent consultant with a focus on Quality Systems and the components of an effective Quality System. He received a BA and MS from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan and began his career teaching Analytical Chemistry in a small liberal arts college. Dr.Lanese moved from the academic environment to the pharmaceutical industry where he has managed Analytical Research, Quality Control and Quality Assurance functions.
In 1994 Dr. Lanese formed his own company, The Lanese Group, since then he has been a consultant in the area of quality system and cGMP compliance and has been consulted by small and large medical device and pharmaceutical companies, including companies under FDA Consent Decree, API and excipient manufacturers, electronic firms and other manufacturing organizations.
Dr. Lanese lectures throughout the world and presents webinars on a variety of topics related to Quality Systems, GMPs, APIs, laboratory operations, calibration, change control, deviations and product reviews for clients and seminar, webinar and conference providers. He was named the Best Seminar Presenter of the year 2001 by the Institute of Validation Technology. In 2005, his article "Training and the Laboratories" was selected as the best article of the year by the Journal of GXP Compliance. In 2007, Jerry received the Kenneth Chapman Industry Recognition Award for his contributions to the Pharmaceutical industry. Jerry is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of GXP Compliance.