John Lafferty, B. Tech. in Manufacturing Technology, Six Sigma Black Belt, Cert. Training & Continuing Education, Cert. Quality Management, is a Quality professional with over 25 years experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. John joined SQT as a tutor in 2007. Prior to that, John spent many years working in the Medical Devices/ Pharmaceutical sectors – the final six years of which were as a Senior Manager of a multinational Medical Devices plant where he managed the Quality and Regulatory Systems. John completed his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training through SQT in 2009 and derives great benefit from applying the techniques that he learned to Risk Management and Validation in a Life Sciences setting.
“It is great to be able to bring this knowledge and the experience gained from ongoing involvement with Life Sciences companies into the classroom,” he says.
John passionately believes that the key to success in Life Sciences Manufacturing is the relentless application of Risk Management, Variation Reduction and Good Validation Practices. As the SQT tutor for Technical Writing Skills, John believes that good written communication skills are vital for any Life Sciences professional.
One of John’s greatest achievements in most recent years has been the development of the MDSAP and MDSAP Internal Auditor courses in response to demand from SQT’s loyal client base.
"It is important to realise that good writing is less about the rules of grammar and more about stepping into the shoes of the reader and looking at the subject from his/her perspective"
- John Lafferty
Good quality of information supplied. Great tutor.
Excellent presentation, John’s knowledge and delivery is apparent from the very beginning.
John has a very relaxed and easy- going style that made the course enjoyable and easy to follow. He provided anecdotes and examples, which helped us relate to the content.
Excellent tutor – obviously very experienced in both training and practical applications
Very informative. Clear communication. No loss of interest – all interesting.
Possibly the best delivered one day course I have ever attended
– Kevin Carroll, Senior Maintenance Engineer, Bristol-Myers Squibb
The SQT Training delivered was exactly what this site needed. John is a very engaging and knowledgeable tutor. He delivered the material at a pace to suit the audience and the feedback from the team is very positive. The course material is clear and concise and has set us up for success.
–James Grennan, Site integration lead, SAP project
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