Greg R. Gara has over 25 years of experience in the biotechnology field specializing in designing, constructing, and starting up large and small scale manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Greg recently joined Sarepta as the VP of Pharmaceutical Engineering. Prior to joining Sarepta, he designed, constructed, and started up the facility located in North Chicago for AveXis, a Novartis company, led the team for the facility expansion in North Carolina, in addition to renovating the recently acquired Colorado site. Greg and his team were responsible for the design, construction, startup, and commissioning of the new facilities being constructed in Research Triangle Park and Colorado. Prior to AveXis, he led the facilities and engineering organization at Hospira prior to the Pfizer acquisition. Before joining Hospira, Greg spent 15 years working for Amgen and was part of the Cork Ireland construction project.