Mr. Mackler has 35 years of industry experience including corporate management, requirements setting, project planning and basis of design development, commercialization of new products, applications for process isolation and mini-environments, construction claims arbitration, contamination control audits and foreign object and debris (FOD) troubleshooting, process FMEA's, vendor/contractor identification and qualification, RFP/RFQ preparation, project financial justification, site selection services and third party design reviews. Mr. Mackler performs industrial sales and marketing due diligence on behalf of the investment banking community and facilities evaluation and assessment on behalf of real estate development firms such as Trammel Crow.
Tim has over 25 years of experience designing and constructing cleanrooms for the Microelectronics, Semiconductor, and Nanotechnology industries. Tim was formerly Managing Partner responsible for Project Management and Construction of Cleanroom projects and Process and Facilities Installation for AdvanceTec,LLC in Richmond, VA, Manager of Design/Build Services for Performance Contracting, Inc. and Division Manager for the Cleanroom Engineering Division of Cleanroom Products. He has published on numerous subjects including Clean Packaging Technology, Fan Filter Evaluation, Air Shower Performance, Retrofitting Cleanrooms, Tool Matrix Development, and Design/Build Cleanroom Specification and Proposal Evaluation. He is a frequent contributor to Controlled Environments and Cleanrooms Magazines and former president of the local chapter of the IEST. Tim was a member of the faculty of The National Institute of Standard and Technology’s (N.I.S.T.) Building for Advanced Technology Workshop in January 2003.
Robert J. Pellizzi Consultant
Mr. Pellizzi has worked in the area of electronic and medical device manufacturing for 35 years in a variety of positions including manufacturing production engineer, supervisor, department manager and senior manager. Responsibilities have included project/business management, supervisory activities, process and system analysis, talent development and mentor.
During a stint as Vice President, Operations of Neuromed, Inc., a firm specializing in implantable spinal cord stimulators, Mr. Pellizzi re-wrote the manual for all FDA-regulated processes resulting in significant cost savings. Later, as a private consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, he designed and built a cleanroom manufacturing facility to produce Albuterol, a drug used to treat asthma. Most recently, Mr. Pellizzi worked for Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company producing catheters used to diagnose and treat heart disease, performing various roles including production manager and project manager. He holds both a BS degree and an MBA from Barry University in Miami, FL.
In various positions at Cordis Corporation, Mr. Pellizzi led projects for the validation of Cleanroom and Manufacturing facility environmental control, and validation of the cleanroom cleaning process, both of which resulted in cost savings of over 23%. In addition, he developed several training programs concerning GMP’s, Workstation Practices, Self-Managed Improvement teams, and Laser Operation Training.
Michael C. Rexine Consultant
Michael C. Rexine has over 25 years of industry experience including 10 with Clestra Cleanroom and also as a Cleanroom & BioSafety Auditor with Laboratory Safety Services. Projects range in a variety of industries requiring clean facilities including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, semiconductor, electronics, chemical, precision instrument, and educational/university. Thousands of applications have been reviewed including architectural, mechanical and electrical design, spatial and environmental programming, material selection, cost estimates, project delivery & scheduling, contamination control audits, and expert consultaion for litigation. Positions held include: Business Development Manager, Sales Engineering & Estimating Manager, National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Regional Sales Engineer, Applications engineer, and Cleanroom & BioSafety Auditor/Technician He is affiliated with ISPE, NSPE, NYSSPE, ASCE, and ASHRAE. Michael Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University and is a New York State Certified Intern Engineer.
Martin Ehlers Consultant
Mr. Ehlers dynamic business career in marketing and sales has had him working primarily with leading corporations in the medical device industry. Management experience in marketing, sales, planning, marketing research, and product management disciplines conveys a keen understanding of the spectrum and interface of business activities.
EDUCATION MBA, Syracuse University MS (ABC) Nutrition Science, University of Tennessee MS, Animal Science, University of Tennessee BS, Biology, Tusculum College.
James F. Smith Consultant
Cleanroom Systems (formally Clestra Cleanroom) Syracuse, NY Critical Environments Business Unit Manager
By focusing the business unit on the OEM accounts and expanding customer relationships to the level of partnerships, the business unit yearly revenue grew substantially. Created an engineering team to review drawings and manufacturing processes, was able to achieve a reduction in product cost while increasing the productivity of the manufacturing line. Provided customer design improvement and design support to customer specifications. Proved design concepts with proto-type. Successfully introduced new environmental control products and concepts into the OEM semiconductor supplier market. Provided substantial customer support for products and for final acceptance of custom products.
Duties included - Manage Business Unit for OEM / Mini Environments (HVAC) products and accounts, manage department personnel including performance reviews and training. Create, implement and adhere to business plan. Manage budget, P&L, cost estimating, final pricing and cost/margin. Resolve customer technical service issues. Perform sales function including researching and contacting new leads / opportunities. Present Sales Forecast and conduct market research and market analysis.
Prior Experience As Military Specialty Equipment Technician, Chief Warrant Officer US Army, managed the operation of an environmental control maintenance & repair facility.
Education Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering , May 1994 State University of New York, College of Technology at Alfred Associate in Applied Science in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology, May 1992