Pearl Pathways Adds to Team

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Indianapolis-based Pearl Pathways has named Shawn Knopp an advisor serving medical device and biopharmaceutical life science companies. He brings more than 15 years of experience in multi-disciplinary life science roles including project management, product development, regulatory, engineering and manufacturing. His extensive leadership positions in Product Development, Technical Operations and Project Management at top industry companies including Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Baxter Healthcare, ZimmerBiomet, and GSK allow him to expertly meet clients’ needs in a number of key areas including quality systems, process improvement, regulatory submissions, IT implementations, supply chain, and manufacturing strategy. Knopp earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Louisville, a PhD in Industrial Pharmacy/Pharmaceutics from Purdue University, and an MBA at Elon University. The company has also named Waylon Wright as a marketing and sales associate. He brings a diverse set of skills to the team, with more than four years of sales, management and marketing experience across both startups and multi-national corporations. In previous roles, Wright drove sales in a business to business setting, focusing on prospecting, building relationships, personal marketing, and interacting with small business owners. He also led the generation of web content and marketing support efforts as Pearl Pathways’ marketing intern in 2011. Wright is the first full-time employee in Texas for Pearl Pathways. Wright earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English Literature at Butler University and completed graduate coursework in the Masters of Cognitive Semiotics program at Aarhus University in Denmark.

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