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Wood appoints new leader to accelerate growth in Life Sciences

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Wood has appointed Jim Goff as Senior Vice President of Life Sciences as the company accelerates its growth ambitions in U.S. life sciences, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology markets.

Mr Goff joins Wood at a critical time as global health threats and security of supply calls for more flexible manufacturing plants and labs with new technological innovation to meet growing demand.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Mr Goff led the delivery of sustainable capital investment developments and standalone megaprojects for pharmaceuticals giants in the U.S. and overseas. He brings a passion for excellence in project delivery, prefabrication, and modularization and is a leading authority in current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) construction projects.

Mr Goff was previously Vice President of Advanced Facilities Construction at Jacobs and is based in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

Ken Gilmartin, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Wood, said: “Jim is an industry figurehead in the U.S. life sciences project market. His reputation for delivering advanced signature pharmaceutical projects that optimize processes, systems and costs to drive innovation and benefits for our clients makes this an exciting appointment for Wood and underpins our commitment to growth in this market.”

Commenting on his new position, Mr Goff added, “Pharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing are critical to the advancement of our world, and I pride myself on delivering excellence in projects to help achieve this. Accelerating projects, driving down costs, setting the standards for safety and quality and innovating to unlock leading-edge solutions is my focus. I am looking forward to leading Wood’s growth and delivery in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, building on the company’s strong heritage in consulting and projects for this key sector.”

Mr Goff has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from North Carolina State University. A former Lafayette football standout, he went to the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2000.

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