But academics are only a starting point. We make sure that our engineers have not only book-learning, but also practical execution capability. For example, we’re pretty sure we’re the only engineering firm where one of the employment qualifications is that you can change a set of brake pads on your car.
We also have people who are multi-dimensional, because our business is not just working with equipment: it’s relating to the people we work with, understanding how to give and take information, and working well within a team structure. So our engineers excel at something besides work — they mentor others, or play a sport, or are active in an organization. Those people skills are really important when you’re in the middle of a project: when tension is high and patience is low, we know how to defuse the situation.
Something else that makes us different: we concentrate on developing our team. When someone moves from acting as a Project Engineer to Senior Project Engineer at Core Reliance, it’s in part because they’ve gained expertise in at least six fields of aseptic processing specialty. Our engineers are encouraged to challenge themselves, and with personal dedication, mentoring, and a variety of project opportunities, a strong Core Reliance team is realized.
Principal Engineer & Owner
Jeff enjoys exercising, and trains for working in the aseptic core by participating in events like the Tough Mudder, a grueling 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces.
He’s married with two daughters, and also gets a workout volunteering as a coach for their soccer, softball, and basketball teams, when he can.
On the weekends, he golfs, settles in with his family and puts his engineering expertise to work doing fix-up jobs around the house.
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the field of aseptic processing and pharmaceutical technical project services. He provides engineering direction, support, and supervision in the design, procurement, equipment acceptance, ramp-up and qualification activities of pharmaceutical aseptic processing and secondary packaging lines.
Jeff’s technical proficiency and technical writing skills are backed by equally strong communication and leadership abilities, which have proven time and time again to be the factors that make a project into a success. He has the ability to lead a team and generate excitement while prioritizing details and getting the results you need.
Senior Project Engineer
Ato enjoys running and weight training, and working on various home improvement projects which keep his engineering mind and tools sharp for pharmaceutical design activities.
He’s married with a beautiful daughter, and he loves taking family walks and bike rides. He’s loves sports, especially soccer, basketball, and football.
Ato relishes spending a lot of quality time with
his loving family, and is very proud of his
Ghanaian, West African roots.
Ato has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He provides engineering and validation assistance in the procurement, qualification, start-up and commercial ramp-up of pharmaceutical aseptic processing and packaging systems.
Ato has developed his technical writing skills through the generation of process and equipment validation protocols and summary reports. He perfected his investigational skills through drafting and managing validation and engineering deviations and non-conformances. He is trustworthy with high priority assignments and tasks including engineering studies, and investigational plans that have been submitted to various regulatory agencies. He provides leadership and establishes great cross-functional communication between various stakeholders to efficiently complete the task and project at hand.