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Steve Dagampat

Manager, Drug Product Visual Inspection

My Story at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services

Why did you choose to work at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

I was interested in returning to the industry after spending some time away and I felt that my previous experience was a good fit for the position.

What has been your career path at Aji Bio-Pharma Services?

I joined as the Sr. Supervisor for Drug Product Visual Inspection and have been fortunate to help grow the department in terms of headcount, process improvement, and operator training programs.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

Working with the Visual Inspection team; seeing them develop as valuable team members and reach their career goals.

What is special about the culture at Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services?

The culture is embraced and embodied by all employees and we consciously align our personal contributions and our work ethic to the company’ core values.

What have you gained from working here?

A much deeper understanding of the processes and total company commitment required to produce drug products. I’ve also gained the satisfaction of introducing entry level employees to an extremely rewarding career.

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Always be inquisitive because you can never learn too much.

What is your favorite part about working at Aji Bio-Pharma Services?

What I like most about working at Aji Bio-Pharma Services is the satisfaction that the work we perform positively impacts so many people around the world.

How do you help impact Ajinomoto Bio-Pharma Services mission and vision?

I help by developing the Visual Inspection operators so that they’re not only technically proficient but also confident in the impact that their work has on client satisfaction, patients and their families.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

Fishing with family and friends and teaching anyone that is interested how to fish.