John Lafferty, B. Tech. in Manufacturing Technology, 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 and Pharmaceutical Packaging manufacturing sectors – the final 6 years of which were as a Senior Manager of a multinational Medical Devices plant where he managed the Quality, Regulatory, Environmental and Health & Safety Management 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 Risk Management and Validation Practices.
As the SQT tutor for Technical Writing Skills, John believes that good written communication skills are vital for any Life Sciences professional.
"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
The service provided by SQT was perfect. The trainer was brilliant. This was a 2 day course with a lot of information to take in, however, we were never bored. We all enjoyed the course from start to finish. We would definitely recommend SQT to any other company looking for training.
Valerie Byrne QA, Cosmo Technologies Ltd
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.
Course gave me great detail on the specific differences between MDSAP and ISO 13485. Tutor kept everyone interested, even during heavy regulatory sections.
-Rossa Mullis, Manager, Quality Assurance, Merit Medical
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