Delta PM Attends the ISPE Los Angeles Chapter Women in Pharma Event!

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“Several weeks ago, Kite Pharma hosted an ISPE Women in Pharma panel discussion at their Santa Monica headquarters. The topic of discussion was “Your Next Career Move: Small Biotech vs. Big Pharma.” The night kicked off with Kite’s Allison Ferris introducing the ISPE LA Chapter's Women in Pharma Chair, Thai Nguyen. Then the evening’s moderator, Veronica Ponce de Leon, introduced the panelists Binh Le, Head of Strategy & Business Operations, Engineering at Amgen, and Monica Alfaro Welling, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Altheln Inc., to dive into the night's discussion topic. Both women provided tremendous insight for the young college and newly-employed majority of the audience.

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, several recommendations were made that struck attendees. When first starting out in the industry, they recommended working for a small company to quickly gain experience experience wearing multiple hats. However, if one is looking for more work-life balance and stability, opt for a larger company. Monica advised examining the company structure when looking at a new company to see if they have women on the board. Also to even take it a step further and go out to dinner with your prospective boss and examine his relationships. Despite what route you take, it’s important to remember to be open, take risks, and dismantle biases — the future is bright!”

- Nicole Haddad, Validation PM and Regional Lead at Delta PM

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Delta PM Hosts a Booth at the 2019 ISPE Boston Product Show!

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Last month, our East Coast Delta PM team and CEO, Scott Kobayashi, attended the ISPE Boston Product Show at Gillette Stadium (home of the New England Patriots). This Product Show is the largest ISPE event in the country in terms of attendance, so we were excited to formally be a part of it this year. We met a number of companies who were interested in what Delta PM can offer as a service provider, and look forward to being a part of the Product Show for years to come.

The highlight of the event was definitely the after party which allowed attendees to go on the football field and walk around. Thanks to the ISPE Boston Chapter for putting on another amazing Product Show and also thanks to Kirill, Stan, and Eric who also came by to staff our table and network with industry colleagues!

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Delta PM Sponsors the 2019 ISPE San Diego Chapter’s Vendor Night!

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The 27th Annual ISPE San Diego Chapter #VendorNight themed “Devotion to the Ocean” was a successful night, hosted by Stacy Pham and sponsored by Delta PM. Held on the rooftop patio of the Del Mar Plaza at sunset, the beautiful ocean view and fresh breeze set the tone for the night.

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The event kicked off with a Technical Talk where we heard from top leaders in contract manufacturing in the San Diego area, Kristin Defife, SVP and Head of US Operations for Ajinomoto and Wayne Woodard, CEO of Argonaut Manufacturing Services. Both executives were excited to share what the future holds for fast growing CMO operations to an engaged audience. Once the technical talk wrapped up, the vendor exhibit started on the patio, complemented by jazzy, soulful tunes by San Diego’s Rebecca Jade and 5-piece live band.

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Delta PM’s under the sea themed booth caught many participant’s eye, especially the Swedish fish! The theme, music and gorgeous setting provided a feel that created engagement and allowed some of the top players in life sciences to come together for a well planned event.

- Nicole Haddad, Validation PM and Regional Lead at Delta PM

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Delta PM hosts a Fall Social in honor of our 13th Anniversary!

Delta PM turned 13 last week, so what better way to celebrate than bringing together our amazing team and clients for over some good food and beers? We had a great time catching up with one another, eating delicious tacos and chocolate-dipped churros, and trying all the delicious beers at Harmonic Brewing — special shoutout to Ed Gobbo, one of the Co-Founders, who used to work in the Biotech industry himself!

A big thank you to all who came out, including our fantastic employees and clients, to our loving friends and family — Delta PM wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for you and all of your partnership and support. And last, but certainly not least, here’s to Scott Kobayashi and Feras Al-Zubaidy, who have poured so much heart and soul into this company and have led us to where we are today. May Delta continue to be a company that pushes for excellence in all arenas, while always remembering to put our people-focused vision and values first. Happy 13th, Delta Fam!


- Hye-Min Oh

Senior Recruiter & Brand Marketing Lead at Delta PM

Delta PM Turns 13 (and is now a teenager??)

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This past Sunday, September 8th, Delta PM reached its 13th year in business.  It’s crazy to look back on that day in 2006 when Feras and Matt and I decided to create our own company driven by a desire to focus on relationships.  I can tell you that as a business owner, it’s a journey that is full of ups and downs, long hours, and blood, sweat, and tears.  Contrary to what some may think, there’s very little glory in all of this :)

What I can honestly tell you though is that it really is the people and relationships that keep me going every day.  There may not be much glory, but there is an over-abundance of satisfaction in seeing a business and the people who work in it grow to achieve things you never thought possible.  If you are going to continue to stay in business, you have to love the people you partner with as well as the people you do it for.  I’m lucky because I have a great partner in Feras, get to support all the amazing people at Delta (it’s also been an honor to support those who have moved on to other opportunities over the years), and have the opportunity to collaborate with our clients across the country.  My daily goal is to make sure we get a little bit better every day as an employer and as a service provider.  Most days that happens, and to be honest there are days when it doesn’t.  But that goal of getting better over time remains constant. 

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We’ve all been teenagers ourselves, and if the metaphor holds true, then these next few years at Delta will be interesting if nothing else!  I expect us to make mistakes, grow in random spurts, challenge established norms, make new friends, move to new places, and perhaps be a little awkward at times as we find our way, but I vow that we will do our best to maintain our spirit and core values as a company.  We will always be Delta PM.

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If there’s one thought I’d like anyone to take away from this blog post, it’s that after 13 years I have never been prouder of Delta PM as an organization of professionals, and more excited about our future in the industry.  The best version of ourselves is yet to come.  

- Scott Kobayashi

Co-Founder and CEO

Delta PM’s Willis Wong gets his DeltaV training!

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Back in February, I attended a week-long training course at Emerson’s training center located in Round Rock, TX. This course was recommended to me while I was leading a deviation investigation for a client, where the root cause was determined to be automation-related. The course was designed for those responsible for obtaining key production data, as well as maintaining, configuring, and troubleshooting a DeltaV distributed control system (DCS). I have worked with Python and Ruby in the past, but had no experience working within a DCS, so this course was perfect for me.

Since completing the course, I have led more deviation investigations, and armed with knowledge I’ve gained from attending the course, I was able have a better understanding of the automation aspects for the issues at hand. Additionally, I’ve successfully completed recipe qualification in a DeltaV environment, and have several more automation projects on the way.

In the three years I’ve been with Delta PM, not only have my managers always taken the time to understand my personal and career goals, but they are also constantly on the lookout for opportunities where I can achieve these goals. It’s one of the many ways Delta PM has supported my development and aspirations.

Thank you Delta PM for giving me this opportunity!