Associate Director of Automation
Todd Hiser is the Associate Director of Automation for ElevateBio. He is responsible for delivering technically robust and compliant GxP shop floor computer systems in support of R&D, PD, and Manufacturing. Specifically, Todd is leading the development, installation, and qualification of the Process Control System, Data Historian, and Building Management System for the new Basecamp facility. Todd is also collaborating on the design of IT infrastructure, digital strategy, and system roadmaps to enable ElevateBio to achieve its goals.
Todd brings 15+ years of automation engineering, IT, and leadership experience in Biotech and Pharmaceutical plant operations and capital improvement projects. Most recently Todd was ITS Site Head of Automation-MES-IT at Sanofi Genzyme’s Framingham Manufacturing campus and Northborough Label & Pack Warehouse facility, where he was responsible for many key initiatives including Digital 4.0 strategy, Cyber Security and Data Integrity remediation efforts. Additionally he was responsible for the re-organization of the IT, Automation, and MES teams into a regional Hub model. Prior to Sanofi, Todd worked as an automation/controls engineer at Lonza Biologics and CrossPoint Engineering.
Todd has a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College and served our country in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Mechanical Operator on a fast-attack submarine.