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Leadership Team
Greg Spanel - President

Greg joined GBA in 2017 as the Director of Compliance and Validation to lead GBA’s service offering for the Life Science industry. Greg is a proven dynamic, growth oriented leader with a history of organizing and developing successful business development and cross functional teams.

Prior to joining GBA, Greg was with ProPharma Group and held multiple positions within the organization including Director of Business Development and Marketing, Director of Operations – Central Region, Business Development Manager and Project Manager.

Greg has experience in Parentral, API’s and IVD / Medical Device manufacturing. He has worked for both manufacturing and consulting companies before joining ProPharma Group. His areas of expertise include Quality Assurance, Sterile Manufacturing, Project Management, Technology Transfer, Commissioning and Qualification, Process Validation and Risk Management.

Prior to joining ProPharma Group, Greg was the Quality Assurance / Validation Manager for Serologicals Corporation at their Lawrence, Kansas and Kankakee, Illinois biomanufacturing facilities. He managed the startup, quality assurance and validation efforts for the $33MM greenfield facility in Lawrence and the day to day quality assurance and validation requirements at the Kankakee facility.

Before joining, Serologicals, Greg was a Validation Project Manager and Compliance Engineer for Wyeth BioPharma in St. Louis, Missouri. The Wyeth facility in St. Louis produced sterile injectable products. He provided commissioning and validation management, project management and quality remediation support for the facility and the $100MM production expansion. Greg also worked for Pharmacia and Upjohn in Kalamazoo, Michigan as a Validation Project Manager for the active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing focus center. While at Pharmacia, Greg managed the development of an comprehensive validation program for the existing manufacturing facilities.


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Education

  • Masters of Business Administration from Webster University
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University
  • Advanced Management Skills Program from Mahler
  • Executive Development Program from Mahler
Lance Tinseth - Vice President

Lance recently joined the Compli Leadership team and has served as a growth-oriented leader in highly regulated industries for over thirty (30) years.

Prior to joining Compli, Lance served as the Vice-President, Head of Engineering for a publicly traded SaaS GRC, Financial and ESG reporting company. In this role, Lance led over 380 Engineers, Software Architects, and Quality resources. He also assisted with establishing Technology Governance, offshore consulting programs, corporate giving, and DEIB-related activities.

Lance’s Life Science experience includes working for the first contract validation firm in the industry, Skyland Scientific Services. In this role he became an expert in Control Systems and Software Validation.

In 1995, Lance co-founded Computer Compliance, Inc. (CCI), a boutique firm specializing in IT, Control Systems, CSV and Software Development. Lance was instrumental in the creation and commercialization of an industrial automation alarm system software platform and the development of e-Flexion and the PAT Toolkit. This software provided companies with a real-time view of manufacturing quality, and quality prediction. e-Flexion was later approved by the FDA for parametric release for a radiopharmaceutical company.

CCI later merged with ProPharma Group, Inc., an industry consulting company, where Lance led technology-based business units, Marketing, and Business Development as the company continued to expand both in scope and geographic locations.

Lance has worked in over 35 Life Science facilities in the US, Europe, and APAC.

He is also a strong professional skilled in Change Control, Deviation, GxP, GMP, and Quality Assurance.


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Education

  • Master of Business Administration, Technology Management from University of Phoenix.
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, Minor in Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman MT
  • Chicago Booth – Workiva Executive Development Program
Bruce Huval - Principal

Founder and Principal at Compli, LLC with over 25 years of experience in operating, engineering and consulting companies in the life sciences industries.

Specific areas of expertise are Commissioning, Qualification and Validation, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturing, cGMP and Regulatory requirements. Extensive experience in performing Commissioning, Risk Assessment, Qualification and Validation for pharmaceutical, biotech, veterinary, medical device and diagnostic companies, and has directed, managed and provided hands-on efforts on numerous projects for aseptic, biotech, solid dose, medical device and diagnostic manufacturing processes.

System experience includes facilities, utilities, HVAC, manufacturing and manufacturing support equipment, analytical equipment, computer-related systems, analytical methods, cleaning and process validation.

Active in providing education and training in various commissioning, qualification and validation approaches and philosophies (proficient in Life-cycle, C&Q and Risk Based approaches).


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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University
Steve Wattenmaker - Principal

Principal at Compli with over thirty-five years’ experience in Validation and Engineering Project Management.

Experience includes management of validation projects in the Pharmaceutical, API, Biotech and Medical Device industries. Extensive experience in developing and implementing commissioning, installation, operational and performance qualification protocols for facilities, utilities, equipment, control systems and processes.

Responsibilities have included project scheduling, staffing, budgeting, contractor coordination, field troubleshooting, quality assurance and client interface.

As a mechanical engineer, he designed clean rooms and support utilities for the pharmaceutical and semi-conductor industries.


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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Technology from Temple University
Dave Koncak - Vice President

Dave is a seasoned executive who believes in providing exceptional service to his clients, profession, and community. He believes in innovation and creating remarkable solutions. He fosters an environment of partnership between consultant and client. Under the Compli umbrella of services, Dave provides companies with contract staff augmentation support ranging from project management people to technical transfer/process engineering personnel.

He has 30 years of Asset Management and Reliability engineering experience that he uses to help companies develop and implement Strategic Asset Management Plans which reduce equipment life cycle costs and improve overall equipment effectiveness.

Dave supports and participants in various professional organizations and charitable causes within the Kansas City metropolitan area like SME, SMRP, ISPE, KCIC, BSA, Variety Club, Inbound and Catholic Charities.


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Education

  • Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering from University of Missouri – Rolla
  • Graduate Studies, Business Administration and Management from University of Missouri – Kansas City
Jeff Brownlee - Senior Director

Jeff joined GBA in 2018 as the Compliance and Validation Manager to support GBA’s service offering for the Life Science industry.

He has served in the pharmaceutical, biological field for over 30 years in a wide range of roles from Aseptic Filling Operator to Production, QA management and a Consultant.

Prior to joining GBA, Jeff was with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica in St Joseph, MO. in the role of Assistant Director of Validation. He had an incredible group that oversaw all equipment, process and cleaning validation for that site.

He has held roles as Director, Supervisor, Project Manager, Technical Lead, Business Owner, Technician and Operator. He strives to continuously learn and apply that knowledge to every new project.

He has extensive experience in parenteral, API’s, oral solid dosage, cream/ointments, nutraceuticals, vaccine and consumer care manufacturing.

He is also a strong professional skilled in Change Control, Deviation, GxP, GMP, and Quality Assurance.


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Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture / Chemistry from University of Missouri – Columbia
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