BOSTON – DPS Group, a privately-owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries, announced the promotion of Tom Struble to the position of Director of Commissioning, Qualification, and Validation (CQV).
Reporting to Senior Vice President of Boston Operations Paul DePriest, Tom will lead the DPS Boston Projects CQV group. In this role, Tom will be responsible for project delivery, training, and development of personnel as well as the management of the business unit.
“Since joining DPS, Tom has taken on increasing responsibility within the CQV group and we are proud to promote him to lead the group,” said Paul. “Geared towards servicing life sciences companies, our CQV practice group provides exceptional service delivery, advocacy, and client engagement to deliver high-performing process facilities that clients trust to keep their businesses safe, compliant, and operational 24/7.”
DPS employs strong professional CQV teams to commission facilities and equipment using Good Engineering Principles and leverages those commissioning efforts into qualification and validation activities to deliver safe, reliable, and efficient facilities that meet customer needs and cGMP compliance requirements. The firm’s CQV track record of successful project delivery ranges from small upgrades and pilot laboratories to new, large-scale manufacturing facilities. With a flexible approach and depth of CQV experience, DPS can quickly mobilize and respond to client needs with the required level of expertise to successfully deliver across every project size.
Tom was also recently elected to the position of Vice President on the ISPE Boston Board of Directors. He will serve in this role for one year. An active member since 2011, Tom has served with the Product Show Planning Committee, working in many capacities focusing on education and event exhibitors, culminating in chairing the committee for two years before joining the ISPE Boston Board of Directors in July 2018. He was elected Secretary in July 2019. Founded in 1992, the ISPE Boston Area Chapter is the largest and most active chapter of ISPE, an international organization whose mission is to deliver technical and operational solutions to support pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical professionals across the globe. The Boston Area Chapter now provides educational, career development and networking opportunities to over 1,700 technical professionals across New England.
A former Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy, Tom has over 17 years of experience managing projects and teams, with nine of those in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. He is a graduate of Cornell University and earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University.
Serving high-tech industries around the world, DPS Group delivers full-service engineering across a range of disciplines, including project management, procurement, design, construction management, health and safety management, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and facility start-up.