Charlie Santa Maria, Senior Director – Global Engineering Technologies, Worldwide Research Development and Medical, Pfizer

Charlie Santa Maria has been with Pfizer for over 34 years and currently works in Worldwide Research, Development & Medical in Groton, CT.  Charlie has extensive experience in manufacturing operations, scale up, technology transfer, late stage API development and enabling digital technologies.    Charlie started his career with the Pfizer Chemical Division as a process engineer supporting manufacturing and implementing automation control systems.  In 1997, Charlie transferred to the Research Division and joined Process Research & Development leading the Small Equipment Group Pilot Plant.  Over the years, Charlie has managed a variety of engineering groups within Chemical R&D and he currently leads the Global Engineering, Modeling, Process Safety & Crystallization Groups based in Groton, CT and Sandwich, UK.    Charlie currently serves on the Pharm Sci Digital Xceleration Team, the Pharm Sci Digital Design Team and is Co-Chair of the Digital Manufacturing Sub-Team.