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A registered professional chemical engineer Precis Engineering hires Kristina Pumphrey, PE

front of industry trends, and this is a fantastic opportunity to highlight our innovative services to leaders across the country.” Advantage Engineers is dedicated to being at the fore- front of industry trends, which is why McGrath was a speaker in a breakout session on The Role of Public Safety Broad- band Networks in the Smart City. FirstNet is working to build a national data commu- nications network that would put “smart phone” technology in the hands of police, fire, and other public safety agencies. McGrath shared his thoughts on how cities can leverage FirstNet and public safety networks for new services and applications. Advantage Engineers man- ages all aspects of infrastruc- ture deployment processes including site acquisition, ar- chitecture and engineering, and construction management. Advantage Engineers’ par- ticipation in the event dem- onstrates their advocacy of The Wireless Infrastructure Association as they continue to support the overall industry. 

COLUMBIA, MD — Ad- vantage Engineers a provid- er of telecommunications in- frastructure deployment announc ed they spon- s o r e d Th e Wireless In- frastructure Association’s Connectivity Expo , a l so known as Connect (X), in Charlotte, NC. The conference and trade show garnered industry lead- ers and professionals for three action-packed days of learning and networking. Attendees ex- perienced cutting-edge discus- sions, workshops, and keynote speeches from leaders across multiple industries. “Connectivity is the essence of The Wireless Infrastructure Association and Connect (X) is the hub of education for the wireless community,” said Advantage Engineers chief executive officer John Mc- Grath . “The wireless ecosys- tem is rapidly evolving which is why Advantage Engineers is focused on being at the fore- John McGrath


ficiency, quality, and safety. As an engineering leader in the pharmaceutical and bio- technology industry, Precis Engineering relies on process engineering to help clients improve product quality and bring drugs to market safely and efficiently. Pumphrey is a registered professional chemical engineer with nearly two decades of industry experience in process engineering for life scienc- es, pharmaceutical, and bio- technology clients. Her broad knowledge base spanning in- dustry technologies includes material handling, potent com- pounds, and hazard analysis. Among other roles, she has led process engineering for a greenfield cell culture facility, managed and served as in-field technical liaison for construc- tion of a vaccine manufacturing facility, and managed on-site process engineering operations for a bulk API manufacturing facility. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Pumphrey uses her lean manufacturing expertise to help clients plan

for the future by improving operational efficiency. “I am excited about the op- portunity to expand Precis’ existing process engineering capabilities,” said Pumphrey. “I look forward to helping our clients identify the right pro- cess and equipment solutions to get the most out of their investments and advance on the best path.” Pumphrey extends her phar- ma industry leadership to the professional community as a member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical En- gineering (ISPE) and executive vice president of the Delaware Valley Chapter. Pumphrey has spoken and published exten- sively; recent presentations include Designing for Op Ex in OSDManufacturing Facilities presented at INTERPHEX; Factoring in the Impact of Operations During Facility De- sign and Equipment Selection presented at ISPE Carolinas- South Atlantic Chapter; and Improving Packaging Line Efficiency presented at Pack Expo East. 

mbler, PA | Cary, NC — Precis Engi- neering, Inc. , anMEP

engineering f i rm head - quartered in Ambler has h i r e d v e t - eran process engineer and o p e r a t i o n s excellence ex- ecutive Kris-

Kristina Pumphrey

tina Pumphrey, PE , to man- age and grow the firm’s newly created process engineering group. Pumphrey joined the leadership team in April. “Kristina is an accomplished change-agent and a strategic leader,” said Precis principal Vincent O’Brien, PE . “She has a keen eye for identifying improvement opportunities. We are confident that her pro- cess engineering expertise will immediately support efficiency and cost-effectiveness for our clients.” Process engineers are re- sponsible for designing, im- plementing, and optimizing industrial processes for ef-

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