Head of Manufacturing, Spark Therapeutics
Chris Stevens joined Spark Therapeutics as Head of Manufacturing in February 2017 where he leads all internal/external Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturing, Manufacturing Sciences andTechnology and Materials Management. He joined Spark from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he wasSr. Director - Strategy, Ops and Planning for the Biopharm and Cell/Gene Therapy R&D units. Prior to this, Chris was responsible for the GMP clinical manufacturing operations at GSK includingmanufacturing, supply chain, process technology and cell banking. Before GSK, he held roles ofincreasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in Manufacturing and Supply Chain at the BMS facility in Devens, MA. While at BMS, Chris also led efforts in operations management and theimplementation of advanced Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and process modelingtechnologies at sites in Indiana and Puerto Rico. Chris received his M.S. in Industrial Managementfrom the University of Southern Indiana and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.