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John MacLauchlan
John MacLauchlan
Consultant, Quality Systems


B.A.S. in Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 1975

Professional  Experience

2009 - Present cGMP Quality Assurance Auditor Impact Analytical
2003 - Present Consultant MacLauchlan & Associates, Inc.
2008 - 2009 QA Manager in GLP and cGMP areas Dow Analytical Sciences
2002 - 2003 Quality Systems Manager Neolytica, Inc.
2000 - 2002 Six Sigma Black Belt, Corporate R&D/Analytical Sciences

The Dow Chemical Company

1995 - 2000 Manager, Quality Assurance and Quality Systems, Core R&D, Analytical The Dow Chemical Company
1993 - 1995 Manager, Analytical Sciences and all site QA/QC Labs Dow Chemical Canada Inc., Sarnia Site
1990 - 1991 Analytical Building Design Specialist/Process Analyzer Group Technical September Resource Dow Chemical Canada Inc., Sarnia Site
1983 - 1990 Supervisor, Analytical Sciences/Site Methods Editor, Process Analyzer, and Oil and Gas Research and Development Dow Chemical Canada Inc., Fort Saskatchewan Site
1980 - 1983 Supervisor, Chlorinated Products Laboratory Dow Chemical Canada Inc., March Sarnia Site
1975 - 1980 Chemist, Chlorinated Products Laboratory Dow Chemical Canada Inc., September Sarnia Site



  • Includes presentations at regional or national conferences, patents.
  • Dow Method, “Particle Size Distribution in Ion Exchange Products”, November 2001
  • “Development of a Validated Particle Sizing Method for Polystyrene/DVB Copolymer and Functionalized Ion Exchange Resins”, MacLauchlan, JR; Wood; SP, Willey, SL.,  November 2001
  • “Reduction in Particle Size Variability in Midland Copolymer Plant (Eclipse Analyzer Replacement) – Case Study for a MAIC Six Sigma Project”, MacLauchlan JR, November, 2001
  • “Development of the Quality Systems for Neolytica – Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Project Case Study”, MacLauchlan JR, November, 2001
  • Implementation of a Comprehensive Quality Management System in an Industrial Analytical Laboratory, “ACS, 29th Central Regional Meeting (May, 1997)

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