Innovatum Executive Management
Executive Management Has Nearly 80 Years Combined Experience Delivering Compliance Software & Services in Regulated Industries:
Ardi Batmanghelidj - President
Through the merger of his company with Innovatum, in 2001, Ardi Batmanghelidj took on the challenge of business development, achieving an average double digit growth each year. He is also instrumental in product functionality design and delivery to market. Prior to joining Innovatum, Batmanghelidj was president of Data By Design, Inc. which he led for 19 years. During that time he and his colleagues developed application software for some of the world's most prominent companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Staples, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Dial Corp., ITT- Sheraton Hotels, Kendall Healthcare, Cabot Corp., Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Smith and Nephew Dyonics, Veryfine Juices, Welch's and Fidelity Investments.
Using streamlined methodologies for managing the software development life cycle, Batmanghelidj has successfully completed projects with extremely aggressive deliverables. He has also rescued projects that have gone astray and which required significant rework and recovery. His skills include translating business needs into functional requirements, managing the development life cycle, implementation and training.
Batmanghelidj holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts. He has additional certifications in programming from the Computer Processing Institute, in Lotus Notes development from Boston University, and in client/server programming and web technologies from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Dana Buker - Vice President Operations
Dana Buker joined Innovatum in April 2002. During his tenure he has established and administered Innovatum's operational procedures. Also, having been employed in the pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years, he has provided training and guidance to company personnel to facilitate knowledge and understanding of FDA regulations. This translates to the implementation of practices that provide for the compliance needs of Innovatum's customers.
His 20 plus-year history within the industry has also yielded intra-industry relations with many industry decision makers working at more than 20 of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. These relationships have resulted in significant benefits to Innovatum and its customers.
Prior to joining Innovatum, Buker held a variety of staff and management positions in the pharmaceutical industry. He has been a purchasing officer, planning supervisor, production supervisor, MRP consultant, business systems manager, and manufacturing systems project leader. His most recent position as an employee in the industry was Information Management Project Team leader at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Buker was instrumental in the highly successful implementation of several validated ERP systems. His last project included implementation of a manufacturing execution systems (MES) aimed at improving manufacturing data control and processes in a pharmaceutical setting using real-time data collection for Weigh & Dispense operations.
Buker has written or contributed to several published articles on the improvement of business processes through technology. One of these articles won a Silver Inkwell award. His professional affiliations include the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) and Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA). Buker has served as an officer of several industry groups, including a term as president of SSA's Pharmaceutical User Group. Buker holds an Associate Degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Masters of Business Administration from Suffolk University, Boston.
Ron Kohlhorst - Vice President Product Development
Ron Kohlhorst joined Innovatum in 2001. He has helped develop all products currently available through Innovatum. Kohlhorst is now in charge of product development within Innovatum. Kohlhorst also manages all support activities for Innovatum's products, which enjoy an almost 100% satisfaction rating among its customers.
Kohlhorst began working in the information technology industry in 1982. He has provided design, development, conversion, and support services to such companies as Chemical Bank, Fidelity, Eastern Mountain Sports, ITT Sheraton, Marcam Corp., Veryfine Juices, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, and Bristol Myers Squibb. Working on his own, or as part of a team, Kohlhorst has completed all projects utilizing full project life cycle, extensive documentation and testing strategies, and comprehensive user training.
Kohlhorst also handled all of the production support for three DuPont Pharmaceuticals sites. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Seton Hall University and has additional certifications for client/server programming and web technologies from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.