Kristopher M. McLinden

Validation Supervisor, GSK Vaccines

Kristopher McLinden is a Validation Supervisor at GlaxoSmithKline’s Vaccines division in Hamilton, MT, with 18 years of experience in Vaccines manufacturing design, facility Validation, and Process Safety integration. Kris has supported the successful startup of 2 new vaccines facilities and many upgrades of existing facilities over the last 18 years. His expertise includes mechanical design, commissioning and qualification, cleaning validation, autoclave/oven Validation, clean utilities qualification, and Process Safety program development and implementation. A strong believer in the power of quality by design and continuous improvement, Kris regularly drives and implements improvements to Validation and Engineering practices globally within GSK to ensure patient safety and ensure facilities and equipment are fit for purpose. Kris enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and any other outdoor activity he can find in the beautiful Bitterroot valley in Montana.


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