Michael Cicio has 28 years of Biotechnology experience with focus in manufacturing and contract management. He currently holds the position of VP Operations Pharma & Biotech, US/Asia with responsibilities for Lonza Sites in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Walkersville, Maryland, Houston, Texas and Singapore. Michael, in conjunction with the Operations Pharma&Biotech Management Team, is responsible and accountable for the overall performance of Lonza Pharma&Biotech Operations.
Formerly, Michael, as VP/Site Manager, had responsibility for the Lonza Portsmouth site management as well as all Operations including Manufacturing, Facilities and Engineering, Quality Control, Manufacturing and Sciences Technology, Project and Contract Management, Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics. As Senior Director of Manufacturing, Michael was responsible for full manufacturing operations on-site, including cell culture, purification, dispensing, and support areas for 98,000L of reactor capacity.
Previous to Lonza, Michael was employed with Wyeth for 15 years where he held positions as Director of Network Drug Substance for Wyeth overseeing drug substance contract manufacturing and Director of Manufacturing in their Andover, Massachusetts facility. Michael has vast experience with manufacturing technologies, technology transfer, process optimization, process validation, and facility start up including equipment validation.