Garlan is an energetic and entrepreneurial Laboratory Director of Operations and team leader with experience driving medical and cannabis products from R&D to bench scale to pilot scale and ultimately into multi-million-dollar commercial production.
Garlan has 15+ years of experience managing equipment qualification, process validation, and regulatory compliance and has planned, designed, and licensed multiple new facilities, including the selection and installation of new equipment.
He is fluent with pharmaceutical and cannabis business drivers to effectively work across organizations to drive commercialization in collaboration with R&D scientists, production personnel, and executives.
Garlan has expertise in process engineering, safety management, risk assessment, scheduling, and budget control.
He is a progress-oriented contributor who works effectively across organizational lines to drive big-picture objectives.
Garlan is also experienced in managing Cannabis extraction processing, Production Scale-up, Process Validation, FDA Compliance, QbD (Quality by Design), Process Engineering, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Quality Standards, Team Leadership, CFR Part 11, and Design Controls.