Roderick T. Freeman

Associate Director, Quality Engineering, Kite Pharma, Inc.

Mr. Freeman has over 25 years’ experience supporting manufacturing operations in the cGMP regulated Life Science Industries. He is currently the Associate Director of Quality Engineering at Kite Pharma’s Viral Vector Manufacturing facility in Oceanside, CA. He has held roles of increasing responsibility in Validation, Facilities Management, Project Engineering, and Quality Systems in firms including Beckman Coulter, Pfizer, Abbott, Eli Lilly, and Teva.

He has extensive expertise in pharmaceutical water systems ranging from design and remediation, through validation, to on-going operation and maintenance of these systems.
Mr. Freeman holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. in Regulatory Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University.