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John MacLauchlan

Consultant, Quality Systems


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Bachelor Applied Science, Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 1975
Master Business Administration, Northwood University, 1996-1997 (one year of the program)


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


Other Experience

2005 - Present GLP, cGMP and Computer Validation training – in-house at Dow and web seminars by Agilent (Ludwig Huber)
1999, 2004, 2005 cGMP training through Dow Pharmaceuticals division Web based seminars and training materials from Agilent related to Computer Validation and Instrument Qualifications 2004/2005
2002 ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Training sponsored by A2LA Analytical Sciences Research Sample Shipping “Product Steward” 1997-2000
1995 - 2000 Extensive GxP Training through attendance at conferences sponsored by the Society for Quality Assurance including Computer Validation training and conferences through Institute for Validation Technologies (IVT)
Co-chair Y2K contingency planning for Global R&D
1998 Lead auditor - baseline assessments against new Dow Global Analytical Sciences Quality System

 Implementation of a Comprehensive Quality Management System in an Industrial Laboratory, “ACS, 29th Central Regional Meeting

1985 - 1990 Dow representative to the Alberta Community Colleges Advisory Committee on Course Content for the Chemical technologists program



  • 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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