John Hyde is Chairman and Founder of Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc., a firm of 200 engineers and scientists founded in 1993 and specializing in process engineering, cleaning, process sterilization and equipment validation, and compliance consulting for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. For nearly two years prior to the formation of Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc., John was Senior Project Engineer with Synergen, a biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing company located in Boulder, CO. His work at Synergen included design, start-up and validation of key process systems and the overall responsibility for the cleaning validation programs for the firm's large scale and clinical manufacturing facilities. From 1982 to 1992, John was Manager, Process Design with Seiberling Associates, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in the design and start-up of hygienic process systems and the application of CIP technology. He has presented papers at numerous engineering conferences and short courses on topics including biopharmaceutical process systems design, automatic cleaning system design and implementation, and control system design for pharmaceutical processes, and he has published ten articles on these topics. He, as a member of the PDA Subcommittee for Biopharmaceutical Cleaning Validation, contributed two chapters to a book on the subject, and he has contributed a book chapter on application of PAT to pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. John is a regular speaker on conferences presented by the Pharma Conference, the Institute of Validation Technology (IVT), the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), Society of Bioprocessing Professionals (SBP), the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and other professional societies. John has also provided CIP systems training to FDA CBER personnel. He holds Bachelors degrees in Food Science and Business Administration, and a Masters degree in Food Engineering, all from the Ohio State University.