Pharma pro with a punk-rock past. 25 years in drugs and devices spanning virtuals, start-ups, and Fortune 500. Concept & IP through commercialization and out-licensing.
Alex was the most diligent, forthright, leader of people that I have come across in biotech/pharma. Alex worked well with his people, counseled them when they erred, trained them before expecting them to execute a task, called them on it when they didn't exceed expectations. Working along side Alex, I developed tremendous respect for his ability to be very honest and transparent with people.
I am a colleague of Alex McClung. I find Alex to be intelligent and hard working. He is task driven and very goal oriented and when he puts his mind to do something, no matter how difficult, Alex finds a way to reach his goal.
Mr. Alex McClung was my colleague at Bionicare (start-up medical device company) and we became life long friends before we parted. He was the head of Regulatory and Compliance department and I was the head of IT department. We did many collaborative projects including validation of the ERP system we used (Orion). I learned a concept from Alex and at least once a month I teach that to someone! "Lazy-Smart" was Alex’s way of doing things. He always believed in keeping things simple and practical so one does not have to work hard to achieve goals. I admire this style very much. At Bionicare, Alex had lot to do on his own as we were a start up company. He was very good at being on top of things without having army of people. He has EXCELLENT communications skills in all formats. Many a times I would sit w/ Alex to get clarity on multitude of subjects and he was a great exchanger of ideas. He has deep experiences in his chosen field of regulations and compliances and will be a great addition to any ‘visionary’ executive team.
I reported into Alex when I was just starting out - fresh out of college. Alex was one of the best supervisors I've ever had. One reason for this is that Alex took every opportunity as a teaching moment and would literally have the shift walk through the process and trace the flow of materials, so that we really understood what we were doing and what the product was doing, every step of the way. Alex was high energy and passed that along to the rest of the team. Alex did not like idle time and there were many night shifts that were spent polishing pipes or painting pumps, if things were slow in the plant. However, Alex also believed that work could be fun and as a result, we had a very tight-knit team. I loved coming to work every day when I worked under Alex and I think some of my work ethic comes from working with him. I believe that he will continue to be successful in any endeavor he pursues.
Alex was the first supervisor I had when I first started working in the biotech industry. Alex was particularly effective as my manager because he valued training and education. He paid particular attention to the training of his staff and was diligent in providing in depth explanations of how and why systems worked, and how Good Manufacturing Practices came into play. Alex was also a very motivational supervisor. He was always willing and able to do any task he asked a subordinate to do, and his positive attitude helped motivate his staff. His professional and positive demeanor rubbed off on others and helped maintain a happy work environment. Alex was a very honest and open communicator, and was able to deal with any misunderstandings or differences with apparent ease. I still use many of the management skills I learned from Alex.
Alex is a multi-talented professional in the medical products industry. I have had the experience of working with Alex in bringing a new product to market, obtaining international certifications, assessing new contractors, and managing the regulatory/quality department at Bionicare. Alex always conducted himself in the highest professional manner while achieving success in the above mentioned areas. I recommend Alex for any Operations and/or Quality position in the medical products industry.
Alex McClung was in charge of ALL quality issues while at Bionicare. This sounds easier than it really was. When a company is in a start-up mode, often the challenges of quality and quality control are not in the forefront of a new company's strategy. Not the case at Bionicare. Alex ensured that quality was job 1 with all employees. Cutting corners and not delivering 100% quality would have deemed the new company to failure. However, through Alex's work, we had less than minimal quality issues that resulted in no production delays and no negative customer service issues. In fact, the Executive Team revised our strategy to encorporate our excellent quality message which became a pillar to the early success of Bionicare. None of this would have been possible without Alex and his diligent efforts. Clearly, Alex's experience with quality and regulatory affairs allowed Bionicare to move faster than most new companies in building the business. Alex was as integral a part of the Bionicare operation as anyone and I appreciated his skill set greatly.