Press Release: CAI Names Damian Thornton Vice President, Asia Operations

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Media Contact(s): Jackie Weichman, Manager, Global Marketing

CAI Names Damian Thornton Vice President, Asia Operations

Damian brings 27 years of construction and process experience to Commissioning Agents, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – 01 August 2014 – Commissioning Agents International expanded its leadership in Asia with the addition of Damian Thornton, a chemical engineer with 27 years of process industry experience (20 years in life sciences; 7 years in oil and gas). As Vice President, he will lead all CAI Asia activities, which includes overseeing offices in Singapore and China. Damian has executed projects in Singapore, China, Japan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Estonia, Ireland, UK, France, Spain, and Brazil, and has been the Project Director for design/build projects in excess of 200 million USD.

Robert Chew, President and CEO of Commissioning Agents, Inc. stated “Damian Thornton will be a key member of our global strategy team to support the delivery of reliable, compliant, and high-performing manufacturing facilities for our clients. His involvement in creating industry guidance and standards, his extensive executive experience, and his knowledge of complex technical issues will enhance our ability significantly, to serve our multi-national clients across Asia and the world.”

Of his new role, Damian stated, “I am excited to join CAI, a company that I believe is at the forefront in delivering value to our clients. With its vision for ‘Voice of the Product,’ CAI is committed to a paradigm shift in Project execution; ultimately getting quality products to market for the benefit of our clients and the patient.”

Damien is a specialist in the design and construction of high potent API/OSD and Fill/Finish facilities, and is a former ISPE Containment COP committee member. Previously, Damian served as Vice President of Europe and Asia for CH2MHill Life Sciences, Director of Life Science Operations and Director of Business Development for M+W China, and Global Marketing Director for Telstar Services Division.

Commissioning Agents International is a subsidiary of Commissioning Agents, Inc.; an employee-owned company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. CAI provides technical and consulting services that promote the delivery, reliability and efficiency of equipment, facilities, and production operations. Visit our website at for additional information.


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