Chris is a proven Operational leader with a wealth of experience spanning a 30-year career in biopharmaceutical Operations and Product Development, including 17 years in the contract manufacturing industry. Chris comes to Argonaut from Ajinomoto Althea where he was SVP of Operations and led the Drug Product Manufacturing business unit. He had responsibility for all aspects of tech transfer and production of nine commercial products and hundreds of clinical drug products. Previous to that, Chris was with The Immune Response Corp for 12 years where he was involved in the development and manufacture of the company’s HIV and cancer therapeutic vaccines. Chris has a proven track record as a successful Operator and Executive Manager of business units in the contract manufacturing environment. Chris loves spending time on his boat fishing for anything that swims. When on land, he can be found hiking the scenic trails of San Diego with his family.