Xerimis’ substantial and growing operations processes are spearheaded by Gary Savvas, Vice President of Operations since 2012.
Drawing from his professional experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, Gary has applied lean manufacturing strategies that have streamlined packaging and distribution operations at Xerimis. These efforts have collectively driven efficiencies resulting in shorter lead times for packaging activities and hyper-responsive processing of shipment requests all while maintaining a remarkably low error rate. Distribution services at Xerimis have also increased the use of environmentally-conscious shipping materials which have reduced costs overall.
In addition to overseeing US Operations at Xerimis, Gary also supports operations at Xerimis’ United Kingdom facility to ensure that supplies are packaged and distributed to clinical sites with timing that ensures no patient is without drug.
Gary joined the Xerimis team in 2010 as Director of Operations before being promoted to his current role as VP Operations. Previously, he served as the Manager of Manufacturing and Logistics for Savient Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for the clinical and commercial manufacturing of aseptic and solid oral dosage products, global cold chain logistics, and clinical supply management for all phases of study. Gary has also held positions in Quality Assurance for Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth, working with both consumer and drug products.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also ASQ CQA certified, and supports the Quality team at Xerimis as lead auditor.
Gary is a member of the ASQ (American Society for Quality), DIA (Drug Information Association) and ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering).