Joerg Heidrich, Sr. Vice President, Global Head Product Supply Biotech, Berkeley Site Head
A recognized leader in the field of biomanufacturing and a Bayer veteran, Mr. Heidrich has dedicated more than 25 years of his professional career to the management of various manufacturing operations within the global Bayer Group. He currently heads the Global Product Supply Biotech organization overseeing the manufacturing and distribution of Bayer’s $3 billion biotechnology product portfolio.
After completing his MS degree in mechanical engineering from Aachen University (TH), he joined the Bayer group in 1986. Mr. Heidrich assumed increasing responsibilities in the areas of engineering, process development and manufacturing over time. His career assignments have included a wide spectrum of countries, which brought him to sites in Mexico, West Germany, and on project assignments in Hong Kong and Japan. In 1996, he became the Head of Consumer Care Production for Europe, located in East Germany, where he also oversaw the Bitterfeld European consumer care production site.
Beginning in 2001, he assumed the position of VP of Manufacturing at Berkeley, California. During the Schering integration in 2006, he became Senior Vice President of Product Supply Biotech worldwide.
Mr. Heidrich serves on the board of directors of the Bay Area Council and the advisory board of the industrial engineering and operations program at the University of California, Berkeley. He is very closely engaged in Bayer’s U.S. Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, serving as a Senior Executive sponsor of the Bayer Diversity Advisory Council and the Women’s Leadership Initiative.
Olivia Krampe, Ph.D., Vice President & Head of Berkeley Supply Center
A strong leader recognized for her team-building abilities, Olivia Krampe is responsible for all supply center activities at Bayer HealthCare’s site in Berkeley, Calif. Ms. Krampe oversees all functions related to the manufacturing of Bayer’s recombinant Factor VIII therapies. Prior to joining the Berkeley site, Ms. Krampe spent six years as Head of the Emeryville Supply Center. Before arriving in the Bay Area in 2007, Ms. Krampe was a part of the Schering organization for more than 15 years, overseeing the manufacturing of some of the company's top products before Schering was acquired by Bayer. In addition, she has more than 10 years of experience in leading manufacturing organizations covering API and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Ms. Krampe earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at Technical University Aachen, Germany, graduating summa cum laude.
Terry Hermiston, Ph.D., Vice President, Biologics Research, U.S. Innovation Center Site Head
Dr. Hermiston leads the US biologics research team at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical’s world-wide pharmaceutical research organization. In addition, he oversees the operation of Bayer’s West Coast research center.
With a biotechnology career spanning nearly two decades, Dr. Hermiston has published nearly 40 research papers, holds four patents and has additional patents pending. Prior to joining Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Hermiston was the principal scientist and scientific director for the global department of gene therapy research and gene technologies for Berlex Biosciences and its Germany-based parent company. Dr. Hermiston also served in roles of increasing responsibility with Onyx Pharmaceuticals and completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship in microbiology and immunology at St. Louis University School of Medicine.