Azzur Group opens New Jersey office, names new director

19 December 2019 2 min. read
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Life sciences consultancy Azzur Group has officially opened a new office in Princeton, New Jersey. The news comes just after the group’s opening of a Washington, DC office, where Alethea “Tita” Tavares will act as director of consulting.

Princeton is a prime location for a life sciences consultancy – the city is home to 14 of the top 20 largest biopharmaceutical companies in the world. John Sakowski will take on the role of director of consulting. 

"We're excited to welcome John as the leader of Azzur Princeton, the latest addition to Azzur's growing national network of offices.  As we continue to expand Azzur's US foothold, we look forward to delivering innovative quality and compliance services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device manufacturers nationwide," Chris Mansur, Azzur's COO, said. 

Azzur Group opens New Jersey office, names new director

Sakowski is an expert on scalable, phase-appropriate cGMP (current good manufacturing practices). He joins Azzur Group from BioProcess Consulting, where he worked as a principal for more than 15 years. There, he worked with engineering firms on managing the execution of large-scale projects.

He also worked as a project manager with BW Design Group, as well as a project manager at BCS, where he worked for just over a year to execute the commissioning of two HVAC units, return fans, exhaust fans, supply and return air distribution, and exhaust air distribution. Additionally, he was worked as a senior process specialist a Biopharm Project Solutions, as well as a consultant at BPS, advising on a project involving the Recombivax vaccine.

Sakowski holds degrees in chemical engineering and business from Temple University and the University of Phoenix.   

"I'm thrilled to be a part of Azzur. I believe that the company's customer-centric approach coupled with my experience in full-scale process infrastructure and cGMP expertise will offer clients in the New Jersey area the unique solution they've been waiting for," Sakowski said.