Ron Snee, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Snee Associates, LLC, a firm dedicated to the successful implementation of process and organizational improvement initiatives. He provides guidance to pharmaceutical and biotech senior executives in their pursuit of improved business performance using quality-by-design, lean six sigma, and other improvement approaches that produce bottom line results. Ron has recently authored several articles on how to successfully implement QbD, coauthored 2 books on tools of QbD and speaks regularly at pharmaceutical and biotech conferences on the subject. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the pharmaceutical programs at Temple and Rutgers Universities. He worked at DuPont for 24 years prior to starting his consulting practice. Ron received his BA from Washington and Jefferson College and MS and PhD degrees from Rutgers University. He is an academician in the International Academy for Quality and Fellow of the American Society of Quality, American Statistical Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been awarded ASQ’s Shewhart and Grant Medals, and ASA’s Deming Lecture Award as well as numerous other awards and honors. He is a frequent speaker and has published 5 books and more than 230 papers in the fields of quality, performance improvement, management, and statistics. His presentations were recently recognized with the Institute of Validation Technology’s Speaker of the Year Award.