CONGERS, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chartwell Pharmaceuticals (www.chartwellpharma.com) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Ezdebski, the Company's Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Compliance, has been named an ASQ (American Society for Quality)-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence - (ASQ CMQ/OE). With this certification, Ms. Ezdebski has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality management principles and practices.
"ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career," explains Jim Rooney, ASQ chair. "This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition."
In order to qualify for the Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence examination, an individual must have ten years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence is a professional who leads and champions process-improvement initiatives – everywhere from small businesses to multinational corporations – that can have regional or global focus in a variety of service and industrial settings.
Ms. Ezdebski joined Chartwell in June of 2010. With 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, she has held management positions in Quality Assurance for the greater part of her career. Prior to joining Chartwell, Ms. Ezdebski was a Senior Quality Assurance Manager for Teva Pharmaceuticals. Additionally she has worked for Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Barr Laboratories, and Roche. Ms. Ezdebski has had positive interactions with the local FDA offices throughout the years, and is responsible for ensuring that Chartwell's facility is FDA cGMP compliant.
"Chartwell is extremely proud of Kimberly for being awarded with this prestigious certification. We place great value in her expertise in Quality Assurance and are honored to have such an accomplished individual lead our quality control and regulatory operations," explained David Chipkin, Chartwell's Chief Operating Officer.
About Chartwell Pharmaceuticals
Chartwell Pharmaceuticals is a full–service contract manufacturing and packaging organization located in the heart of suburban New York. For over twenty years, quality pharmaceutical products have been produced in the Company's 40,000 sq.-ft., state–of–the art GMP compliant facility. Chartwell's exceptional leadership team and staff bring decades of industry experience to the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Chartwell Pharmaceuticals is committed to manufacturing products in the United States. For more information visit www.chartwellpharma.com.
About the America Society for Quality
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world's corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow's critical challenges. Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was given, more than 170,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ–Certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ's members, mission, technologies, and training at www.asq.org.
SOURCE Chartwell Pharmaceuticals