The late Dr. Scott Sutton earned his B.S. in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, and his Masters and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). After a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, VA), he went to work for Bausch and Lomb (Rochester, NY) until 1994 when he accepted a position at Alcon Laboratories (Fort Worth, TX). Dr. Sutton left Alcon Laboratories in 2004 as a Director in the R&D division to accept a position as Pharma Consultant (Microbiology) with Vectech Pharmaceutical Consultants, Inc which he left in 2009 as Sr. Director, Microbiology Services. Scott Sutton was the Principal of Microbiology Network, Inc a company he started in 1996 as a means to encourage training and communications within the microbiological community. The Microbiology Network now provides webinars, training, conferences and Email discussion groups to the regulated industries with a wide range of experienced consultants. With over 70 publications and hundreds of presentations, he was a recognized consultant and trainer with emphasis in GMP, investigations, Environmental Monitoring and contamination control (both Aseptic manufacturing and non-sterile production facilities) as well as microbiology laboratory audits and operations. Dr. Sutton was an active author and speaker for the industry, supports ASM, PCPC and PDA, and had served with the USP Analytical Microbiology Committee of Experts since 1993.