Carla Totton brings 10 years of pharmaceutical experience to her new position
Avomeen Analytical Services recently announced Carla Totton as the new leader of its Quality Assurance Unit. In this position, she is responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the quality management system for all of Avomeen’s DEA, FDA and ISO 17025 compliant operations and facility.
“Carla brings a wealth of quality and regulatory expertise to Avomeen, having worked for contract labs in the analytical, development and manufacturing space,” said Mark Harvill, Avomeen Chief Executive Officer. “Her blend of experience will further ensure we maintain a quality system and a culture of compliance consistent with global regulatory requirements.”
In this new position, Totton is responsible for maintaining Avomeen’s compliance with regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures. The role includes responsibilities such as interfacing with regulatory authorities, conducting audits of the laboratory, manufacturing operations, work processes, and quality records as well as managing accreditation applications and renewals. She also manages the controlled substance program, oversees the metrology and preventative maintenance program to ensure instruments and equipment are functioning properly, and monitors trends in order to improve major areas of the quality system.
Totton brings more than 10 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry to this role. Most recently, she worked for Catalent Pharma Solutions first as a Senior Regulatory Compliance Specialist and later as a Product Quality Release Specialist. Prior to this, she spent a year at Virbac US working as a Quality Auditor overseeing Quality Control. She also served as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for ABC Laboratories for seven years.
Through these positions, Totton has demonstrated the experience necessary to coordinate all functions of an internal QA organization. She has expertise in using risk assessments to standardize operations to improve compliance and performance, in supporting regulatory and client audits and in authorizing standardized documents.
Totton is a Certified Quality Auditor by the American Society for Quality. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
Learn more about the importance of the Quality Assurance team in our blog, The Role of the Pharma Quality Unit.