Kristen C. Edwards Quality IT Systems Lead, Ops-MT DSM Nutritional Products
Kristen works within DNPs Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Management team. She is a Core Team member for the company’s new LIMS project as subject matter expert and stream lead for the Quality Control, Stability, and Out of Specification processes. Kristen will be responsible for rolling out the new LIMS, once built, to eleven Operation Sites within the Americas.
Kristen joined DSM in 2010 as Supervisor for release and stability testing of Fermentation and Vitamin Forms. Later as Quality Control Manager, she added the Raw Materials, Microbiology, and Custom Liquid Products Labs to her responsibilities. She was instrumental in improving safety and performance of the QC laboratories. Kristen shaped the Quality Control activities for Retail Solutions during the roll out of the new Dietary Supplement business. Kristen demonstrates a natural talent to lead and to pursue success and inspires and motivates everyone around her. Kristen started her career in college working for the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories. After earning dual degrees, she focused on analytical chemistry. First, for ETEX Corporation in support of their groundbreaking bone substitute materials. Kristen further developed her analytical skills at ArQule, Inc., in the Analytical Chemistry Characterization Group evaluating combinatorial libraries in their quest to discover, develop and commercialize novel small molecule drugs. Her last role in the laboratory before accepting the challenge of Management was at Sanofi Pasteur in their Analytical Sciences and Assay Development group where she developed and qualified novel methods for analysis of investigational drug substances and drug products.