David Vertongen

  • Leuven Belgium
David Vertongen

ENGINEERING / PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Summary

Manage projects within the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector
Design, construction and qualification
Facilities, utilities and proces equipment
Scale up and process improvement
Support during external regulatory audits.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Engineer formulation and preparation

Pfizer Belgium

Project: > ALUS Automated Freeze dry products filling facility. Preliminary design and budget estimate for HVAC,  cleanrooms, decontamination equipment, VHP material airlock, automated cleanroom decontamination and LAF

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Lead Engineer HVAC/Utilities

Pfizer Belgium

Project: > ACE. Freeze dry products filling facility. Grade A/B/C, LAF (RABS). Responsible for design, construction, commission and verification (end IOQ). PQ Support. Support during external regulatory audits.

Nov 2012 - Aug 2013

Lead engineer HVAC/cleanrooms

Pfizer Belgium

Project: > Prevenar13, greenfield vaccine formulation and filling facility. Responsible for design, construction, commission and verification (end IOQ) for cleanrooms, HVAC (Grade_C) and coldrooms grade_C. Leading the facilities/utilities team. PQ Support. Support during external regulatory audits.

Feb 2012 - Nov 2012

Supervisor maintenance

Pfizer Belgium

Organize and manage the utilities maintenance team (±20 technicians/engineers) in Pfizer Puurs. Optimizing the manufacturing production facilities towards reliability and energy efficiency. Coordinate maintenance activities during a shutdown. Manage capa's and root cause analysis.  Support during external regulatory audits.

Mar 2010 - Jan 2012

Project engineer clean utilities

GlaxoSmithKline Belgium

Project: > WN170: Formulation and filling of the Rotarix liquid vaccine. Commissioning and verification (end IOQ).Systems: PW, WFI, BIOW, DIP, COP, CA, Clean Steam, generation systems (RO-CDI, STILL, PSG).

Sep 2003 - Aug 2010

Project engineer

Various

MECS - SEP 2009 – AUG 2010 - Service Engineering sulfuric acid plants

JODOCO - APR 2006 – AUG 2009 - Production Engineer of liquid feed premixtures

BAXTER (Gambro) - SEP 2003 – MAY 2006 - Service Engineer for kidney dialysis facilities.

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Education

Education

Skills

Skills

IT PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • OS: Linux Ubuntu, Windows

  • Apps: VBA, Office, Visio, Ms project, CAD

Language

  • Dutch - mother tongue

  • French - very good both written and spoken

  • English - very good both written and spoken

     

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The design/construction and commissioning of a new, never build before at Pfizer, LAF system with automated VHP.

  • A new automation program for a grade C cold room. It makes it very energy efficient and perform better towards temperature mapping.

  • I have written several visual basic applications. For example: calculations notes as WFI loop pressure build up calculation, heat load calculation, HVAC design tools, data analyzing tools, etc…

  • Owner of Davert bvba.

OTHER SKILLS AND HOBBIES

  • Passion for music (play the piano)

  • Participate running competitions