Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Anthony López
Anthony López CEO & Managing Director

Anthony joined the Azzur Group as CEO & Managing Director in 2017, after having previously served as President & GM for Medical Solutions in Ansell Healthcare from 2011 to 2017. Tony's experience spans over 30 years in executive leadership positions including SVP & GM for Carefusion Respiratory Systems, Vice President for International Market Development at DePuy, Johnson & Johnson, and Marketing Director and Business Unit Manager at ETHICON, Johnson & Johnson. He began his professional career as a military officer and served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Tony currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of PROSPANICA (Formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBAs), and is on the Board of Directors of Touchland, a company focused on the hand hygiene segment. He is the author of The Legacy Leader Series of Books, and is a sought-after speaker and expert on leadership and management topics.  Tony is the recipient of numerous military and corporate awards including: The Meritorious Service Medal, the AF Commendation Medal, the AF Achievement Medal, the Air Defense Service Medal, the J&J Standards of Leadership Award, The J&J Achievement Award, the 2006 DePuy President’s Award, and the J&J Burke Award for Marketing Excellence. He is also a two-time winner of the Telly, a prestigious industry award.

Tony enjoys reading, writing, and physically challenging sports. He is married with two daughters, and one granddaughter.

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Anthony López
Anthony López
CEO & Managing Director
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin General Manager

Kevin has over 40 years of FDA regulated industry experience that includes management positions at Wyeth and McNeil Pharmaceutical. He is considered a subject matter expert on risk-based systems validation conducted within QA, IT, Manufacturing, Operations, Clinical and R&D in FDA regulated environments.

He was a member of the PhRMA Computer Systems Validation Sub-Committee, was the Core Team Secretary for the PDA Part 11 Task Group, former co-chair of GAMP Global, and was previously a chair on the GAMP Americas Steering Committee.

He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, and his Master's of Engineering from Penn State University.

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Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin
General Manager
Ryan Ott
Ryan Ott General Manager

Ryan Ott is Managing Partner and Member of the Board of Directors for Azzur Group, LLC. He is also the co-founder of Azzur IT. Ryan is directly responsible for growing the depth and breadth of Azzur service offerings to the global Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. Ryan’s responsibilities include general management of Azzur IT, maximizing customer-partnerships and service delivery opportunities, identifying and developing new talent, and overseeing service delivery for Azzur customers.

Ryan has over 20 years experience working in a variety of FDA-regulated environments. His past experience reflects a broad understanding of IT quality & compliance, with consulting projects ranging from bespoke system implementation, integration and validation to enterprise-wide IT quality remediation. Ryan has an in-depth understanding of current GxP regulations and industry best practices, including GAMP 5.

Ryan is an active member of several professional organizations including ISPE, PDA, and ASQ, and has been involved with GAMP Americas as a Steering Committee member since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College and has also completed post-graduate work in Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance at Temple University.

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Ryan Ott
Ryan Ott
General Manager
Brad Lozan
Brad Lozan General Manager

Brad Lozan is a general manager and partner of Azzur West Coast who has been with Azzur Group for five years. His service area of expertise is in GxP professional services within pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device (PBM) industries. Brad has a passion for fosterings a culture that attracts and enables individuals with unique abilities and passions to reach their life and career goals. He believes that clients who work with Azzur experience excellence in high quality service provided through a team approach, partnership, and core value driven relationships.

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Brad Lozan
Brad Lozan
General Manager
Chris Mansur
Chris Mansur General Manager

Chris Mansur is a general manager of Azzur New England who has been with Azzur since March of 2013. Chris specializes in mechanical C&Q, process and cleaning validation, computer system validation, and quality systems implementation. Chris loves working with Azzur because he likes helping companies solve problems that accelerate their product's lifecycle or project timeline while also helping employees take their career to the next level. He believes that Azzur's experienced team of experts understand the first-hand pains associated with pre-GMP startup, scale-up, and capital expansion and commercial operations. In addition to working with Azzur, Chris is a member of ISPE and PDA.

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Chris Mansur
Chris Mansur
General Manager
Graham O'Keeffe
Graham O'Keeffe General Manager

Graham is a general manager with Azzur through partnership with his company Learnaboutgmp. Graham has over 18 years of cGMP, manufacturing,​ QC,​ software validation, software deployment, and equipment qualification experience within the regulated sector. In addition to being the founder and CEO of learnaboutgmp.com, he is also the Director of Operations at Premier Validation. Graham has a proven track record of delivering enterprise software to global organizations.

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Graham O'Keeffe
Graham O'Keeffe
General Manager
Kym Faylor
Kym Faylor General Manager

Kym has over 20 years of experience in managing a microbiology laboratory and assuring compliance with governing agencies, client specifications, and developing the quality assurance aspect to conform to current advances in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and cosmetic industries. She has an extensive background in microbiology, specializing in validation of microbiological methods and compendia testing. Her experience includes compliance with USP, FDA, ISO, EU, AAMI & AOAC requirements, general microbiology testing, Environmental Monitoring data analysis and trending, and microbiology quality assurance programs. Recent certifications include: Certificate from UCSD in Regulatory Affairs, certified manager of quality/organizational excellence, and certified quality auditor from ASQ. Kym also serves on the Controlled Environments Testing Association as a board member, American Society for Microbiology as a Science Educators Network Mentor & Reviewer, and Society for General Microbiology as a reviewer.

Kym is a member of Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), American Society for Quality (ASQ) -Senior Member, Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Institute for Validation Technology (IVT) and Bio-pharmaceutical Education and Training Association (BETA). She has several publications and has served as a lecturer & trainer for USP <797> compliance.

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Kym Faylor
Kym Faylor
General Manager
Ravi Samavedam
Ravi Samavedam General Manager

Ravi is a general manager for Azzur Group who has been with the company since 2012. His area of expertise lies in phase appropriate GMP implementation, validation, and supplier management. Ravi loves working with Azzur because together they can help bring critical therapies to market. He believes clients benefit from their risk-based approaches and speed and technical depth.

In addition to working for Azzur, Ravi is an active member of PDA and ISPE.  He has given several presentations at industry events over the last 12 years, and has been invited to speak at the FDA Well Characterized Biologics event in 2007.

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Ravi Samavedam
Ravi Samavedam
General Manager
Shelley Preslar
Shelley Preslar General Manager

Shelley is a general manager for Azzur Group and managing partner of Azzur Group, North Carolina. She's been with the company for over ​three and a half years. Shelley's service area of expertise is solving unique challenges related to delivering project results in all types of environments, including, compliance, quality​,​ validation, project management, and training. Her passion lies in helping other people succeed, whether with her family, team, or clients. 

Shelley works with Azzur to help make clients successful. Her driving motivator alongside of Azzur Group is to help clients ​achieve the most desirable project outcome by adding value to the process. In addition to working with Azzur, Shelley serves as the current Chair of the International Facilities and Engineering Interest Group of PDA​, and supports multiple technical and program committees.​

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Shelley Preslar
Shelley Preslar
General Manager