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Leading corporate compliance

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Patrick J. Laverty, PhD

Chief Quality, Regulatory, and Safety Officer

“I enjoy building organizations, developing people, and improving process in support of the advancement of science and human health. At ATCC we have a critical set of biological resources to offer the global scientific community. We are taking our capabilities to the next level, providing the highest levels of quality, repeatability, and compliance to an ever-changing regulatory framework, allowing us to better serve our clients’ needs.”

Role at ATCC

As vice president of Quality, Safety and Product Compliance, Patrick leads ATCC’s compliance-focused teams, with emphasis on functional integration, strategic alignment, support of new product and growth initiatives, and compliance of regulatory needs and business process improvement.


Prior to joining ATCC, Patrick served as senior vice president of Global Operations and vice president, Quality and Business Systems, at Taconic Biosciences. Patrick had responsibility for developing and improving quality systems, maintaining compliance with numerous global governmental and oversight bodies, developing outstanding leaders, and upgrading facilities and processes. Previously, Patrick held global roles in quality, reliability engineering, and operations at Honeywell International, Tyco Electronics, and AT&T Bell Labs.

Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Rochester and received his PhD in physics from Duke University. Patrick has a Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management.