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Phase 1

Phase 1

By IPS-Integrated Project Services
Phase 1 provides an upbeat take on career and industry insights to emerging professionals in the life sciences industry through interview series with a focus on the knowledge of subject matter experts. The interviews focus on the career journeys of top industry influencers, current events, new technologies in the life sciences industry, and where the industry is heading.
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Ep. 5: A Recruiter’s Work is Never Done

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Ep. 8: Here's some career advice: WAIT...Why Am I Talking?
Richalle Ritts is a Regional Design Director and Manager of the Process Engineering Group for IPS’ Midwest Region. Her fascination with microbes and her need to compete against her siblings landed her a Chemical Engineering major, rumored to be the hardest program on campus. Richalle’s ambition paired with her Subject Matter Expertise in Animal Health process makes her a wonderful addition to our technical team. We are lucky she switched her first college major from concert violin to engineering, and that she survived countless crazy stories on project sites.
April 20, 2022
Ep. 7: A Need for Speed and a Passion for Life Sciences
IPS Director of Process Architecture, Jason Collins, began his journey by building forts with whatever supplies fit on his bike. Now, he plays an active role in large projects that help our clients change the world. In this episode, Jason gives us a glimpse into how he came to work in the industry, his international experience, and tips and tricks on how he works with challenging clients. He credits much of his success to mentors, the Penn State architecture program, ISPE, and opportunities across the globe. And we also hear about the interesting way that he scratches the "need for speed" itch. This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams.
December 16, 2021
Ep. 6: Slaying It with Glen Slaymaker in the UK
In this episode of Phase 1, we catch up with Glen Slaymaker, IPS Senior Director in the UK. Glen spoke with the team about his transition from mechanical engineering to his true passion of project delivery. As he reflects on the career journey, he lets emerging professionals know that it is seldom a linear path, and we should embrace all the twists and turns that come. Glen attributes much of his career success to recognizing the importance of excellent client service. He also speaks to the importance of diversity in the workplace and gives a nod to the UK team and the EMEA leadership as they support tremendous growth in the region. This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams.
September 08, 2021
Ep. 5: A Recruiter’s Work is Never Done
The life sciences industry has ramped up its services like never before during these unprecedented times. As IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC continues to grow, more top-quality talent must be hired to meet the needs of our clients. Meet some of the recruiters that helped to grow our company during the pandemic- Juanita Vosloo, Global Talent Acquisition Manager and Ken Zunic, Senior Corporate Recruiter. They share with us how our recruiting team worked from home on an international scale to fill the open positions of IPS. Learn some tips on what would make you stand out in an interview with the company as we are still hiring exceptional individuals to join our global team in each of our divisions. Visit to see where you fit. This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams.
May 18, 2021
Ep. 4: A Day in the Life of our CEO, Dave Goswami
What does it really take to be a CEO of a premier AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) firm that is recognized as a knowledge leader in the life sciences industry? Meet Dave Goswami, Chairman and CEO of IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, who does just that. Since assuming this role in 2007, Dave has more than tripled the size of IPS and continues promoting company growth by implementing a coherent long-term strategy. This episode of the Phase 1 podcast gives you a glimpse of what is it like to be part of the C-suite of a company. Dave offers his perspective on where the life sciences industry is heading and shares how he and his leadership team made ethical business decisions during the global pandemic. We hope you enjoy this episode and consider how you can embody good leadership in your own career, no matter the level.  This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams.
February 10, 2021
Ep. 3: An Immunotherapy to Combat COVID-19
Life as we know it has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While a race to develop a vaccine is in full swing at some pharmaceutical companies, Komal Hatti, Sr. Process Architect, & Tom Rajala, Lead Process Engineer, work on a project for SAb Biotherapeutics that is developing a therapeutic to combat the virus. They turn to the help of none other than cows to harvest their antibodies - so cool! Learn about this exciting project in our third episode. SAb Biotherapeutics' CEO, Eddie J. Sullivan, explains more about the project during his interview in the I AM BIO podcast episode titled "Herd Immunity."
October 27, 2020
Ep. 2: Our Interview with the Vice President of Ice Cream
Tom Piombino joins us for our next episode of Phase 1. He guides us through his non-traditional career path from studying architectural engineering through his current role as a Vice President and Biotechnology/CGT Process Architect at IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC. Tom leads design innovation and developed the IPS products Inceptioneering™ and iCON™ which have grown into value-added delivery systems for IPS clients. Tom also has been immersed in the cell and gene therapy industry, working with clients to help scale up their business. This episode is brought to you by the IPS Emerging Professionals and Marketing teams. Piombino, T. (2016 April 07). Biotech: the new fire. IPS Insights Blog. Retrieved from: Piombino, T. (2019 January 21). Mission Driven Architecture. The Medicine Maker. Retrieved from: Piombino, T. (2020 April 10). There is Nothing More We Can Do. IPS Insights Blog. Retrieved from:
September 03, 2020
Ep. 1: IPS-CQV, Next Time Won't You Sing with Me?!
Welcome to Phase 1, presented by IPS (Integrated Project Services, LLC) a leading design and construction firm in the life sciences industry. During this episode, Ashley Martins and Chris Ashworth ask the IPS Emerging Professionals about their experience at the 2019 ISPE Annual Conference (0:40). Later, they talk with Joanne Meloro about her career journey on the CQV (Commissioning, Qualification, Validation) side of the life sciences industry (4:30).
July 23, 2020
Phase 1 Podcast Teaser Trailer
Catch a sneak peak at IPS' brand new podcast, Phase 1.  We will focus on bringing our audience an upbeat perspective to the life sciences industry through interview series with IPS' subject matter experts and industry influencers.  Stay tuned for our official first episode launch coming soon!
April 03, 2020