José (Pepe) Rodríguez-Pérez, President and founder holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a PhD in immunology, both from the University of Granada, Spain, with post-graduate studies in medical sciences. During his 25+ year of career, he spent over 15 years working in a manufacturing plant (Abbott Laboratories). He also was a Science Advisor for the U.S. FDA from 2009 to 2012. He founded Business Excellence Consulting in May 2005 and since then has been leading its operation and expansion to a global consulting firm. He served as a senior member of the American Society of Quality and Chair of the Puerto Rico section during the period 2003-05. He was secretary from 2005 to 2012. Pepe holds seven American Society of Quality (ASQ) certifications: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, HACCP Auditor, Pharmaceutical GMP Professional, and Biomedical Auditor. He is also a member of RAPS, ISPE, AAMI, and PDA.
He is the author of five best-selling books (published by ASQ-Quality Press) covering FDA topics: CA PA for the FDA – Regulated Industry (2010), Quality Risk Management in the FDA-Regulated Industry (2012), The FDA & Worldwide Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality System Requirements Guidebook for Finished Pharmaceuticals (2014), the Handbook of Investigation and Effective CAPA Systems (2016), and Quality Risk Management in the FDA-Regulated Industry 2nd edition (2017). He is also author of several peer-review articles covering topics such as risk management, CAPA system, and data integrity.
Norma L. Copeland, Vice-President and co-owner of BEC Inc. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, major in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico. Prior of founding BEC Inc. she worked in the advertisement industry. She oversees human resources and all administrative aspects of the company.