Jonathan Laba

Regional West Studio Head

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Campbellville, ON, Canada

Areas of Expertise

Strategic and Facility Master Planning, Governance, Technical Transfer, Aseptic Process Design
Jonathan is the Regional West Studio Head at Cheme Engineering. He is an experienced Professional Engineer with over 25 years of project and technical leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry, where he has contributed to the delivery of new and modified processing and packaging facilities, including design and specification, equipment build and testing, facility commissioning, and continuous process improvement through application of OEE and Six Sigma tools.
Jon has led teams through the installation, startup and validation of sterile and high potency manufacturing facilities including aseptic filling and closing lines, contained OSD processing equipment, HVAC, and critical utilities ensuring conformance to schedule and user requirements.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is a licensed Engineer under PEO.
“Cheme has a foundation of strong teamwork, and we aim to be a key collaborator on the implementation of the next generation of manufacturing processes in the Life Science and related industries, to build higher quality at a higher speed into our customers products while strengthening the relationships that will make that possible. ”

Recent Success

Quality Assurance Lab Scale Up & Relocation

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Large Scale HTST Automation

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Laboratory Conceptual Design for Asparagus Breeding

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Snack Packaging Expansion Project

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Compressed Air Upgrade Feasibility

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Vaccine Manufacturing Process Upgrades Project

We partnered with our client in the biotechnology industry to design, optimize, implement, and validate their existing biologic manufacturing process.

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Pet Food Fats and Oils Continuous Mixing System

An award-winning, independent pet food maker needed our help designing a custom system to create dog and cat food from fresh regional ingredients.

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Major Component Replacement Project

Cheme was engaged to design and commission equipment to support a Major Component Replacement (MCR) project at one of the largest electricity suppliers in Ontario.

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Beverage Quality Assurance Lab Project

Our client needed to relocate a high throughput beverage quality assurance laboratory to a high-rise building location without disrupting business continuity. Learn how Cheme helped.

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In Line Oil Winterization and Evaporation Production Suite Project

A pharmaceutical-grade botanicals oil producer approached Cheme to scale-up, design and optimize an existing multi-step extraction and winterization process.

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OSD Facility Expansion Project

A Canadian pharmaceutical client needed to expand manufacturing capabilities for oral solid dose production. Here’s how Cheme support our client’s execution of the manufacturing expansion.

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Sterile Compounding Optimization Project

Our client in the biotechnology industry required optimization of an antiquated sterile manufacturing process that is critical to vaccine formulation.

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