Ryan S. McDonough
Senior Vice President Project Operations, DPS
Ryan McDonough is a notable thought and operations leader with two decades of project delivery experience in the life sciences market. Ryan leads operation and strategic direction of the DPS Philadelphia office, with a focus on expanding its client base and driving project operations improvements. He is responsible for the operation and sales and marketing of DPS Philadelphia’s services, including architectural and engineering design, commissioning, qualification, and validation (CQV), and construction management.
Before joining DPS, Ryan spent almost 20 years at CRB, holding various operational leadership roles, most recently as the biotech market business unit lead where he provided strategic direction in addition to developing and executing annual growth plans for the division. He spearheaded the development and progression of the advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP)/cell and gene therapy initiative, working with clients on multi-process facilities predicated on maximum flexibility, logistics optimization and technologies that reduced overhead costs, allowed pipeline expandability and produced higher quality therapeutics—all with the purpose of creating lifesaving therapies and cures.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware and is a registered professional engineer (PE) in five states. Ryan serves as an active board member for the Joel A. Gingras Foundation.