ISPE-PCC awards first CPIPSM credential for industry professionals

August 27, 2007 — TAMPA, FL — The first international Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP SM) credential — made available through the ISPE Professional Certification Commission (ISPE-PCC) — has been awarded to four industry professionals, announced ISPE-PCC on August 24.

This new credential offers the first competency-based international certification for pharmaceutical professionals and is helpful to the pharmaceutical industry in general by qualifying professionals to a global competency standard through demonstrated education, experience, and a rigorous examination.

The following individuals have been conferred the CPIP:
* Mr. Anders Brummerstedt, CPIP, manager computer compliance, NNE Pharmaplan, Soeborg, Denmark
* Mr. Andrew A. Signore, PE, CPIP, CEO, IPS, Lafayette Hill, PA
* Mr. Damian Gerstner, CPIP, president, sys-tek, Blue Springs, MO
* Ms. Tiffany G. Tomlinson, CPIP, manufacturing manager, IDEXX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Greensboro, NC

“We are pleased to bring this credential to the industry,” says Jerry Roth, PE, director of professional certification. “It supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s acknowledged need for change within the pharmaceutical industry to improve drug product safety and quality and consumer cost-effectiveness. We are delighted that ISPE can continue to be a catalyst for change and help move the industry forward.”

Already, the CPIP credential is hailed by industry leaders as beneficial to team leaders, allowing the ability to impact greater quality and efficiency in their specific roles; along with using the CPIP credential to qualify project teams and support ongoing professional development. To learn more about the credential and how to apply for eligibility, visit

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 25,000 pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals in 90 countries around the globe. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for “Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation” by providing Members with opportunities to develop technical knowledge, exchange practical experience, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE has worldwide headquarters in Tampa, FL; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; and its Asia Pacific office in Singapore. Visit for additional society news and information.

About the ISPE-PCC
The ISPE Professional Certification Commission (PCC), an autonomous governing body within ISPE, develops certification programs to benefit credential holders and their employers, as well as government, academia, and the public health product consumer. The PCC is composed of 12 Commissioners: senior-level industry professionals representing Argentina, Australia, Japan, North America, and the United Kingdom, as well as academia, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), and the general public. Visit for additional certification information.


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