Full Name: Elizabeth Rivera
Title: Technical Services Manager
Years of Experience: 15
INTERPHEX: Tell Us About Yourself, Professionally…
INTERPHEX: What are you known for professionally? What is your area of expertise?
I am known as an expert in GMP process cleaning and disinfection.
INTERPHEX: What path brought you to your area of expertise?
I have been responsible for cleaning validation programs in previous Companies I have worked at. Later on I joined STERIS in which I have grown and expanded the knowledge and expertise in a wide range of cleaning and disinfection related issues thanks to the day-to-day support that we provide to Customers.
INTERPHEX: What advice would you give to a professional starting out in the industry?
Be alert, stay positive, and learn as much as possible.
INTERPHEX: What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution(s) you make?
Helping others resolve the cleaning and disinfection issues in order to be compliant with local and global GMP standards.
INTERPHEX: Any volunteer activities you enjoy? Why?
I am volunteer member for the ISPE Midwest Chapter.
INTERPHEX: Tell Us About Your Thoughts on the Industry
INTERPHEX: How do you feel the industry changed or evolved in recent years?
From a global perspective, I've seen a growing regulatory pressure to improve and be compliant with GMP standards most specifically to issues related to cleaning and disinfection.
INTERPHEX: Is there anything that you would like to specifically see at INTERPHEX 2017?
I would like to see more activities where people participate and network with vendors.