Steven Cheung is Critical Process Systems Group VP of Business Development for the Life Science Market Sector. Steve brings to CPS Clients a highly diverse professional background having spent the past three decades researching, designing, constructing, managing, and promoting advanced technologies and the facilities in which they are employed. Over this time he has worn many hats (supplier, owner, trusted consultant and business partner) serving multiple industries -- semiconductor, nanotech, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, renewable energy and high performance data centers. Highlights of his career include serving as a 2-year corporate assignee for the start-up of SEMATECH (a US Consortium to re-establish US Semiconductor Industry preeminence), recipient of 1 patent, author of 21 technical papers, and an SRC industry mentor to Clarkson University, the University of Arizona, and the US National Science Foundation.
As a Business Development professional, Steve has led the US BD Organizations of some of the world’s most notable High-Tech Design & Construction firms: (1) SNC-Lavalin’s Pharma-Agro-Biotech US Director of Business Development., (2) M+W Group US Director of Business Development, and (3) Kinetics US Director of Business Development, Engineering and Technology.
Steve holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Rick Gobbi is the Director of Engineering at CPS Process Solutions and is responsible for managing the Engineering Department and coordinating the activities of the team. In this role he works to grow the organization through active recruiting of additional staff and overseeing the development of the department. He defines the work methodology for the execution of projects with focus on providing quality deliverables on schedule and within budget constraints.
Rick has spent more than 20 years specializing in the conceptualization, design, start-up, and commissioning of clean market process and utility systems, working on projects within biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, clean industrial, and biofuel industries. His main role includes being a technical leader on projects, consisting of managing teams and executing conceptual, process, piping, and automation design. He has provided process designs for all areas of clean market and utility systems and has extensive experience with modular system design, aseptic processing techniques, and implementing single use technologies into the manufacturing process systems.
Rick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of ISPE and ASME.