Patrick Poisson holds the position of EVP, Technical Operations with United Therapeutics, a rapidly growing bio-pharmaceutical company based in Silver Spring, MD, where he is responsible for overseeing global manufacturing, quality and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining United Therapeutics Mr. Poisson was employed by Cardinal Health and Genentech where he held various positions of escalating responsibility in manufacturing and product development. In addition to his 30 years of professional experience, Mr. Poisson has been a frequent technical speaker at industry conferences, is the co-author of multiple aseptic processing research articles and is a named inventor in two container- closure design patents. Mr. Poisson holds a B.Sc. from Michigan State University.