Paul Cummings

General Manager in USA specialising in Chemistry

As general manager, Paul is responsible for the development of a new migration chemistry lab located in Akron to support extractables and leachables studies for the medical device, pharmaceutical and food industries. Upon startup, the lab will also provide chemistry support to Smithers Rapra's existing analytical and physical testing laboratories.

Expertise: Migration Chemistry

Paul's specialty areas of expertise include mass spectrometry with a significant background in small molecule structure elucidation. He also has extensive experience in extractables and leachables and other areas of packaging testing such as container closure integrity.

Paul brings over 35 years of experience in chemistry and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently he was a Research Fellow and Manager of Trace Organic Analysis for Intertek Pharmaceutical Services. He has also worked at West Pharmaceutical Services, Drugscan, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck.

Qualifications and Accreditations

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science Degree in Analytical Organic Chemistry from Villanova University. He also served his country in the United States Army.

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