Dr Raymond Stapleton

Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Services and Manufacturing • Genocea

Ray joined Genocea in January 2021 as EVP, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Manufacturing, bringing 20+ years of industry experience having led technical, quality and manufacturing operations at commercial and clinical stage biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently, Ray served as President and Chief Operating Officer of American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), and an Officer and member of the Board of Directors of both ATCC and ATCC Global. In this role, he led ATCC’s corporate, business and customer care operations where he oversaw the standardization, manufacture, and distribution of new tools and reagents to researchers around the globe. Ray brings extensive management experience to Genocea, including translational sciences and the application of Lean Six-Sigma management for biopharmaceutical companies. During his career, he has helped to provide leadership to multiple large CAPEX projects as well as the tech transfer and commercial launch of multiple billion-dollar biologic, vaccine, and small molecule products. Prior to ATCC, Ray worked in senior manufacturing and technical operations roles at Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. and Synthetic Biologics, Inc. after spending 15 years in areas of increasing responsibility in Merck and Company, Inc.’s manufacturing organization. At Merck, Ray lead a complex science, technology, and engineering organization at a manufacturing site responsible for supporting Merck’s $5 billion vaccine business. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and received his PhD in Microbial Ecology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A member of the American Society for Microbiology, he has served as peer reviewer for a half dozen scientific journals and has co-authored 17 peer-reviewed manuscripts, as well as two patents. Fun Facts about Ray: Ray enjoys outdoor activities including cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and participating in triathlons (though running is his least favorite part of the race).

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