Michael Esposito has over 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and 17 years experience in GMP training and document management. He has worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division in a variety of areas including Packaging, project administration, Quality Assurance, Government Contracts, translations, systems training, and international operations. He collaborated in the development and implementation of the training portion of the Consent Decree workplan for McNeil and revised their introductory GMP course. He is a member of the training organizations GMP Training Educators Association and Association for GXP Excellence (AGXPE) and is fully fluent in Spanish. His areas of interest include systems training, training effectiveness, post-training user support, process improvement, and sustainable packaging.
The FDA's expectations for training new employees are summed up in 21 CFR 211.25(a), i.e., pharmaceutical professionals require the education, training and experience to complete their job functions. Onboarding new or transferred employees in a Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment and ensuring compliance with these requirements create some unique challenges.