ChemE grad promoted to SVP role for Maryland-based biopharmaceutical company

Randy Henrickson '03G has been promoted to senior vice president of manufacturing for Paragon Bioservices, a private equity-backed, biologics contract development and manufacturing organization with a new, state-of-the-art 200,000-square-foot Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) gene therapy biomanufacturing facility in Maryland's Anne Arundel County. 

Henrickson, a chemical engineering graduate, is responsible for the company's development and defining of its GMP manufacturing needs. In his previous role as vice president of manufacturing, he worked to ensure the readiness of Paragon's new facility for commercial manufacturing. Through his leadership, Paragon has doubled the size of its manufacturing capacity and the manufacturing team now has more than 80 employees.

Before joining Paragon, Henrickson spent time at KBI Biopharma as senior vice president and site head where he was responsible for operations, client interactions, R&D, and process development functions at the Boulder, Colorado site. He has also held senior level positions at Merck and Amgen. He has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in addition to his master's degree from Lehigh.


Randy Hendrickson

Chemical engineering grad Randy Hendrickson '03G is senior vice president, manufacturing, at Paragon Bioservices. Photo credit: Paragon Bioservices