Dave Margetts is the CEO and co-founder of Factorytalk and focuses his advice, consulting and technical experience for clients in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries on quality, technology capability and process performance. Dave‘s background spans shop floor integration and control through manufacturing execution and quality management systems up to corporate operational improvement and regulatory compliance initiatives. He is responsible for leading the company and developing it’s vision and key people and he remains an active resource for our clients in both technical solutions and consulting roles. Before moving to Asia in 2004 to start Factorytalk, he worked in systems and validation roles across one of Europe’s largest pharmaceutical production sites for AstraZeneca. His assignments covered manufacturing (OSD/Sterile injectables/Biotech), R&D and clinical trials manufacturing facilities for FDA regulated environments. From 2016 to 2019, he led the succesful and rapid start-up to operation of a new Asian business unit for Werum IT Soutions as the Managing Director for the region.