Mark Hsu

Project Manager, Process Specialist

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Vaughan, ON, Canada

Areas of Expertise

Bio-Process Engineering, Aseptic Manufacturing Processes, Project Management, CQV, Maintenance and Reliability, Operations Management
Mark is a Project Manager at Cheme Engineering with 9+ years of diverse experience in the food and bio-pharmaceutical industries. He joined Cheme Engineering in 2017 with prior experience in commercial manufacturing operations with varying responsibilities in shop-floor production management, technical process management, maintenance and reliability, and technical compliance. This experience has proven to be a strong asset for successful end-to-end project delivery as Mark is equipped with a strong appreciation and acute understanding of the needs of Cheme’s clients and is always focused on delivering results with the core end users in mind.

Mark is specialized in brownfield projects and facility retrofits, with a proven track record of delivering on mission critical projects during tight facility shutdown schedules with minimal disruption to the client’s existing operations. He has a broad range technical experience in bio-process engineering and aseptic manufacturing processes, specifically Automated Sterile Formulations and Filtration skids, CIP, SIP, Single-Use Technology, Clean Utilities, Aseptic Isolators and Fillers, Autoclaves, Automated Parts Washers, and Lab equipment.

Mark is contributing to Cheme’s continued growth as an industry leader by developing long-lasting partnerships with our clients built on a foundation of trust, effective communication and collaboration. He is also a passionate people leader focused on the professional development and mentoring of junior staff members, re-inforcing Cheme’s core values of learning together, mastery of craft and exploration. Mark earned a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering (Bio-Process) from Queen’s University.
“Cheme’s leadership and team members share a growth mindset which fosters a transparent and supportive environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and exploration.”

Recent Success

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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