EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT

At AustinPx, Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing, our greatest assets are our employees. Each month, we'll feature one of our valued team members in the Employee Spotlight.

Employee Spotlight

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Angela Spangenberg

December 2022

Angela Spangenberg, Senior Research Scientist

“I started working for AustinPx as a part-time contractor writing scientific development reports. As I worked alongside senior scientific staff and gained an understanding of how the KinetiSol® Technology was being applied to formulations, it was clear that if I came to AustinPx, it would be a door-opening career opportunity and a chance to work with a very talented team. I love working at AustinPx because the company ensures its scientists are provided the perfect balance of autonomy and support. The culture is collaborative, respectful, and congenial, so work life here is the most pleasant I have ever experienced. Moreover, from the perspective of a parent of two, AustinPx is very family-friendly. Although we work hard, parents are encouraged to take the necessary time to be highly involved in their kids’ lives. Additionally, I believe in AustinPx’s mission of enabling challenging molecules with our next-generation amorphous dispersion technology, and I am privileged to work with a like-minded team in a setting where inventiveness and scientific curiosity in service of a common goal are nurtured."

Professional Headshots - Dustin Meyer Photography

Dan Russell

November 2022

Dan Russell, Mechanical Design Manager

“I have always enjoyed problem solving, and now, as I watch my son grow, I am reminded about how much more I have to learn. Finding a job that continued to challenge me was very important, and that is what Austin Px offers me. I joined the Austin Px team because I found the prospect of being able to jump right in and start creating new equipment with our technology very appealing. At Austin Px, I develop and support the equipment that utilizes the company’s core technology. Each day that I come into work, I am given a new project or task that poses its own unique challenges that are fun to solve. The variety of the projects that I have been involved in has allowed me to develop a new set of skills as well as enhance existing ones. I am so thankful to work alongside such a great group of people, both intradepartmental and company-wide, that share my passion for continued learning and solving complex problems!”

Professional Headshots - Dustin Meyer Photography

Marilyn Walewangko

October 2022

Marilyn Walewangko, Senior Staff Accountant

"I joined the AustinPx team because I saw huge potential for personal and professional growth. Prior to accepting my role as a senior staff accountant, I performed a lot of research on AustinPx’s culture, because a sense of belonging, employee morale, and job satisfaction is very important to me. I noticed right away that there were a lot of long-term employees at AustinPx -  which speaks volumes about working in a place where people want to be a part of for the long term! After just a few months with AustinPx, I immediately felt like I would be here for a long run. AustinPx has a great group of people and a great work-life balance. There is unlimited room for growth and I look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge and skills in this industry. I really enjoy collaborating with my fellow team members, meeting professional targets, helping others, and challenging myself.  Outside of work, I am inspired by travel, and taking time to completely disconnect, refresh my mind, and make memorable memories with the family."

Professional Headshots - Dustin Meyer Photography

Devin Sarkady

September 2022

Devin Sarkady, Manufacturing Manager

"Like everyone else here, I wear many hats. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of AustinPx’s GMP manufacturing programs, I oversee shipping and sourcing of controlled and uncontrolled raw materials for Operations. I also play a critical role in transferring and scaling up processes between Pharmaceutics and Manufacturing. What I love most about my job is the never-ending supply of challenges. It keeps my mind sharp and allows me to constantly learn new skills, and thus grow as a person. I joined AustinPx because my previous employer moved to California. I was thinking about moving back to the Northeast where I’m originally from and had offers to work with a several biotech companies.  A former colleague who had joined AustinPx, reached out and asked if I would be interested in interviewing. I jumped at the opportunity!  Joining AustinPx gave me the opportunity to work with some amazing people and to continue working in my chosen field while remaining in the area I love. So it was a win-win. After nine years with AustinPx, I continue to be inspired. I look forward to helping the company grow and to continuing to expand my understanding of drug product manufacturing, scale up and process optimization. "

Danny Davis

August 2022

Danny Davis, Associate Principal Scientist, TX Licensed Pharmacist

"During the last 2 years of my Ph.D. I had the opportunity to be an intern at AustinPx and work alongside the pharmaceutics group. In addition to the welcoming company culture, the opportunity to overcome bioavailability challenges for a range of drugs using their next-generation KinetiSol technology is why I joined the AustinPx team. I now work as a formulation scientist enabling the delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs by the KinetiSol technology and other solubility enhancement techniques, when appropriate. I love the ability to work with various clients and the task of solving some of the most challenging bioavailability problems in our industry. Each project's uniqueness requires me to expand my knowledge set and skills to apply the most efficient and effective approach; this continually motivates me to develop as a scientist. AustinPx allows me the opportunity to impact more patients than I could have ever imagined by allowing me to offer formulations solutions on a myriad of projects that enable drugs to progress through the clinical and, ultimately, approval."

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