Rudy Vasquez joined Asterias in July 2015 as Vice President of Manufacturing after serving as Vice President of Technical Operations at Berg LLC. While at Berg, Mr. Vasquez led development efforts and successfully started up clinical manufacturing operations for an oncology drug product. Previously, Mr. Vasquez was Senior Director of Contract Manufacturing at FibroGen and also a Global Operations Leader at Amgen where he led multiple Operations teams for both clinical and commercial products. Mr. Vasquez also served as Director of Manufacturing at MedImmune where he led activities resulting in the licensure of MedImmune's first commercial manufacturing facility. Mr. Vasquez has over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including seventeen years at Baxter Healthcare in various Operations roles. Mr. Vasquez received a B.S. Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California at Davis.