Rapid Micro Biosystems announces New Vice President of Operations
Feb 05, 2018GeneralComments Off on Rapid Micro Biosystems announces New Vice President of Operations
LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rapid Micro Biosystems, a leading provider of automated, non-destructive, rapid microbial detection, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Noyes as Vice President of Operations. Mike will report directly to the CEO, Robert Spignesi.
Mr. Noyes brings over 25 years of executive Operations experience with leading medical device companies. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Operations at Smith Medical, where he successfully developed a new manufacturing footprint and network optimization strategy and managed all North American manufacturing facilities with over 4,000 employees. Previously, Mr. Noyes held multiple Operations positions at Smith Group including VP, Operations North America and Regional Director, Northeast Operations. Mr. Noyes’ prior experience includes positions at Medtronic Corporation, Angiolink, Galileo Corporation, Tyco Healthcare, and Cordis.
“I am delighted to have an executive of Mike’s caliber and experience to join our executive team,” said CEO Robert Spignesi. “His track record of developing operations strategies in addition to optimizing and scaling manufacturing processes across global site networks will be instrumental to our continued growth and success.”
“I am excited to join the team at Rapid Micro Biosystems as VP of Operations and take on this assignment as the company develops to become the leader in automated, rapid microbiology detection method,” said Mr. Noyes.
Mike holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.
About Rapid Micro Biosystems
Rapid Micro Biosystems creates innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products. The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate compendial testing—detects contamination more quickly, delivering compelling economic benefits to manufacturers while improving their quality control (QC) process.
Comments Off on Taipei-Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is promoting mountain tourism at the 4-day Taipei International Travel Fair that began Friday.
The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel