Michael Gietl is a Technical Service Specialist for the Life Sciences Division of STERIS Corporation (Mentor, OH). He currently provides technical support related to Process and Research Cleaners, including field support, site audits, and training presentations and educational seminars. Michael has 7 years of industry experience in a cGMP regulated environment holding positions in Quality and Validation. Michael has specific experience working in the quality unit of bulk active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing with direct experience in the development and validation of analytical test methods and the validation of process cleaning methods. Michael earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, MO. He also holds certifications as a Six Sigma Green Belt and Quality Manager.