Alberto Velez is the Owner of Accelerated Product Convergence, LLC. APC was created to support organizations in the structured implementation of combination product systems. He has been partnering with Chimera Consulting to train organizations in the application of this methodology. He is a recognized expert in Organizational Development for Combination Products with over 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. The last 15 years has been has been applying combination product system to over 35 projects in product development, manufacturing and quality. Alberto is a frequent speaker on combination products topics at industry meetings and workshops. Has over 30 years of management experience in medical device and combination product quality assurance, FDA readiness, product development and organizational effectiveness in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has applied the CGMP’s/QSR’s to several different divisions in the Johnson & Johnson family of companies as well as other smaller health care organizations. Alberto led several R&D teams to develop and launch new technologies in Endoscopic Surgery, Esophageal Reflux Disease, and Enteral Feeding. Educational background is in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Quality Engineering.