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SkillsPlus International Inc. was originally incorporated in 1991. Today, after more than 20 years of providing quality services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries, SkillsPlus Intl Inc. has offices in San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, and Chicago. While serving the needs of over 350 clients and customers world-wide, it is our mission to provide quality cGMP training tools and multimedia resources that meet the needs of the client organization.

  • ¬†Allan Dewes, M.A.

Allan Dewes, President of SkillsPlus International Inc., possesses over 30 years experience in identifying training needs, and creating and delivering practical, cost-effective training solutions for CGMP, GCP, GLP, QSR, management, and supervisory development. Mr. Dewes facilitates classes for all levels of the organization.
Allan is known for delivering exciting, creative, and participative training sessions. An acknowledged leader in the training field, he has spoken at numerous international conventions. He conducts training in all topics offered, including CGMPs, GLPs, SOPs, Root Cause Analysis, Writing Investigation Reports, Managing for Compliance and many more.

Allan is the author and publisher of the CGMP Challenge, Inspection Detection, the extremely popular CGMP Trainer’s Survival Kit II, Instructor Guides CGMP training programs for pharmaceutical and medical device training, and CBT materials to support on line learning.

Prior to working in the pharmaceutical industry, Allan was a staff psychologist. He has worked with a variety of patient populations.

Mr. Dewes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Administration from Ramapo College of New Jersey, and a Master of Arts in Clinical psychology, from Towson State University. His graduate research study focused on adult learning, behavior change, and communication.

  • ¬†Paula Marks, M.S.

Paula Marks is the CEO and founder of Great Marks Professional Services, LLC. A Quality Assurance professional, Ms. Marks has practical and management experiences in various pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cell-therapy, research and development, and medical device/IVD companies. Paula is a certified training professional with 18 years of experience as a Trainer and Facilitator, and is certified to lead and coach executive professionals in leadership development.

Ms. Marks is a sought after Quality SME and Trainer who is consistently hired to assume key roles related to cGMPs, QSRs, remediation, quality, and compliance deficiencies. She brings a respected ability to interpret FDA Consent Decrees and Warning Letter observations within challenging and difficult manufacturing environments. Her experience on diverse domestic and international teams yields successful outcomes of: removal of Consent Decree statuses, and compliant closure of Warning Letter observations.

Paula’s technical expertise includes the: interpretation, administration and set-up of manufacturing operations, quality assurance, quality/compliance systems (specifically, electronic document management systems), deviation and CAPA investigatory activities, aseptic processing, contamination control, regulatory affairs, new product design, and product release testing systems for compliance to regulatory bodies (both domestic and international).

Ms. Marks is a member of the: ISPI (International Society for Performance Improvement), ASQ (American Society for Quality) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD). Paula has a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from the Antioch University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Capella University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in Education.

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