AST Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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We are excited to announce the addition of Josh Russell as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AST.

AST Announces New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

TACOMA, Wash., Oct 20, 2022– Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC (AST), a leading provider of flexible aseptic filling systems, announces Josh Russell has rejoined AST as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Josh lives in Philadelphia, PA region and rejoins the AST team after three years at AES Clean Technologies as VP of Sales & Marketing. Previously, Josh worked at AST over a fifteen-year span holding several positions of responsibility including leading the development of AST’s fill-finish systems product line, and later as Vice President of Business Development.

Josh has been involved in designing and implementing new and innovative technologies within the biopharmaceutical and cell & gene industries for more than 15 years. His primary interest and focus have been drug product manufacturing facilities and sterile product processing. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from St. Martins University, early in his career Josh designed complex industrial machinery and system for a variety of industries including aerospace, hygiene, and life sciences. He quickly grew
a passion for developing solutions that address the emerging challenges brought on by the biopharma industry’s shift toward more personalized patient-specific therapies. While at AST, he led technical teams that ultimately developed now widely used adaptive robotic systems in aseptic applications used in sterile injectable product manufacturing.

“It is an exciting time to be in the industry and AST’s products are more relevant than ever for solving many of the key aseptic processing challenges facing the ATMP space,” says Josh Russell. “I am excited to be part of a strong customer-focused team to implement our systems to solve their acute needs and provide a world-class buying and user experience.”

“I am excited to welcome Josh back to AST as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Josh played an important role in developing AST’s fill-finish equipment, and brings significant industry knowledge to our Sales and Marketing team,” said Joe Hoff, President, and CEO. “I look forward to the leadership he will provide as our team continues to grow our presence in the life science marketplace.”

About AST, LLC

AST is a privately held U.S. based company that revolutionized the cGMP aseptic small batch fill-finish industry.
Using robotics and advanced automation, the ASEPTiCell® was the industry’s first multi-format cGMP aseptic fillfinish machine capable of processing ready-to-use vials, syringes and cartridges using a single machine. Today AST is recognized as an industry leader in flexible aseptic filling, offering an extensive range of products that support drug product development, and clinical and commercial needs using their GENiSYS® Lab, GENiSYS C, GENiSYS R, and ASEPTiCell product lines.

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Brittany Hoff
Marketing Manager
Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC
4110 South Washington Street
Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-475-0200