Dr. Sydney K. Seymour
Founder & President
Dr. Sydney K. Seymour has 30+ years multi-disciplinary experience with leadership roles in Engineering and Manufacturing Operations, Technology & Process Development, and R&D in the Manufacturing, Food, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical industries with companies with a global footprint. He has extensive experience in quality measurement technologies and standards. Throughout his career, he has formulated, led and implemented manufacturing operations and solutions including a $19 million USD / 55,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility / 44,000 sq. ft greenhouse thereby coordinating multiple engineering disciplines from architectural and process design, to construction, equipment specifications, vendor qualification, plant startup and operations. Dr. Seymour holds 12 US Patents and 1 International Patent in diverse manufacturing applications. Dr. Seymour maintains a good balance of leadership, business and technical skills. He also combines his experience in Lean 6 Sigma, Change Management and Project Management to help his clients plan and execute capital projects, close the technical skills gap, and achieve sustainable improvements. Dr. Seymour earned Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from NC State University at Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He has served on the Industrial Advisory Boards (Chairman) of the Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, NC State Univ. and the Dept. of Biosystems Engineering, NC Agricultural & Technical State University. He has also served on American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) International Technical Committee - Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products. Dr. Seymour also owns and operates an agricultural enterprise in North Carolina.