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Welcome to Thomas Scientific's Controlled Environments and Cleanroom Solutions Specialists. A team of controlled environment experts dedicated to providing you with products and service solutions for all your manufacturing requirements for cleanrooms and controlled environments, in markets such as biopharma and advanced technologies.

Experienced, cleanroom and supply chain experts
who drive technical application engagement for products, inventory solutions, and productivity improvements for our customers and supplier partners.

Dedicated Production Customer Service (PCS) Specialist
who ensure quality management of customer specific requirements, order accuracy, on-time delivery, certifications, and provide 360° supply chain communication.

Provide Assurance of Supply
through Thomas’s Customer Inventory Reserve Program which delivers business continuity, mitigates the risk of production shutdowns, and improves inventory forecasting, planning collaboration and visibility.

(VMI) Vendor Managed Inventory Service Solutions
delivers enhanced supply chain value by delivering increased productivity and process efficiencies across the customer operations. Learn more about Thomas' Inventory Management Solutions - TIMS

Provides Access to the Broadest Supplier Portfolio of Products Supporting Cleanroom and Clean Manufacturing Environments
which provides choice, innovative sourcing options, quality, availability, and environmentally sustainable solutions.

Thomas Scientific’s team of Controlled Environments experts are dedicated to providing you with products and service solutions for all your cleanroom and clean manufacturing needs. Our experts bring over 35 years of experience in controlled environments supplies and applications, specializing in:

  • Assessing cleanroom requirements (gowning, cleaning, validation)
  • Cleanroom products and product applications
  • Cleanroom design, construction, and protocol by level
  • Inventory management
  • Order to payment process and improvements
  • Custom workflow solutions, and more.

Learn more about each of our Controlled Environments experts below!

Cheryel Brown

SR. REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Upstate & Western New York, Massachusetts, & Vermont
Experience: 32+ years working in controlled environments
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Cleanbuild Construction, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: cheryel.brown@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 413-504-2251

 

Beau M. Crowley

SR. REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Northern California & Oregon (East Bay)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the United States Military Academy, Executive MBA, & Doctoral Candidate at Golden Gate University's Ageno School of Business
Experience: 20+ years in cleanroom manufacturing, regulatory testing, and distribution
Areas of Expertise: Critical Environments, Production and Laboratory R&D, Regulatory Testing & Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Certification of Cleanroom Environments, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: beau.crowley@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 415-308-1017

 

Kent Deatherage

SR. REGIONAL ACCOUNT MGR., CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, & Arkansas
Education: Bachelor of Business from Oklahoma State University
Experience: 10+ years in cleanroom, acute care, & industrial products and distribution
Area of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: kent.deatherage@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 903-707-9991

 

Ryan DeJesus

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MGR., CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: San Diego County & South Orange County
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Neuromuscular Science from San Francisco State University
Experience: New cleanroom builds, developing cleaning/disinfecting protocols, vendor manager inventory solutions (TIMS), and supply chain management
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions for Medical Device, Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology, Microelectronics, Nutraceuticals, and Cannabis Markets

Contact Me:
  Email: ryan.dejesus@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 619-874-1977

 

Matt Johnson

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Southern California (Orange County & Santa Barbara County)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara
Experience: New cleanroom builds, developing cleaning/disinfecting protocols, vendor managed inventory solutions (TIMS), and supply chain management
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions for Medical Device, Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology, Microelectronics, Nutraceuticals, and Cannabis Markets

Contact Me:
  Email: matt.johnson@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 562-537-8864

 

Derek R. Martin

SR. REGIONAL ACCOUNT MGR., CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, & Alabama
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from Averett University
Experience: 20+ years of experience in distribution of cleanroom and laboratory supplies
Certifications: ORCA and CCR Certified (GSA Contracts)
Area of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: derek.martin@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 919-394-6927

Michael Morigi

DIRECTOR OF SALES, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Eastern U.S. (Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, Maryland, & Tennessee)
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington
Experience: 25+ years in laboratory, clinical, & cleanroom distribution
Areas of Expertise: Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions, Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, BioPharma, Medical Device, Advanced Technology, Semiconductor, and Clinical Healthcare

Contact Me:
  Email: michael.morigi@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 214-534-4900

Chris Munro

SR. CE - CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS PRODUCTS SPECIALIST

Territory: Western US States
Education: Associate in English Literature
Experience: 15+ years in sales and account management in production and controlled environments and 8 years in procurement and supply chain for a biotechnology start-up company
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions, & Biotechnology and Medical Device Manufacturing

Contact Me:
  Email: chris.munro@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 415-537-0211

 

Matt Ostwalt

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MGR., CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Southeast U.S. (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, & Florida)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from Clemson University
Experience: 15+ years in medical, life science, safety, cleanroom, & industrial sales and distribution
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: matt.ostwalt@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 828-347-2005

Tim Phalon

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MGR., CLEANROOM ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: New England States (Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Business from the University of Connecticut, studied in Germany and Norway
Experience: 25+ years in cleanroom manufacturing and distribution
Areas of Expertise: Cleanroom Products & Applications, Continuous Improvement & Cleanroom Auditing, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: tim.phalon@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 475-279-7159
 

David Sheller | PA, NJ, NYC, OH, DE, MD

SR. CE - CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS PRODUCTS SPECIALIST

Territory: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, NYC, Ohio, Delaware, & Maryland
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University
Experience: 10+ years in laboratory and cleanroom distribution
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: david.sheller@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 610-620-8010

 

John Sikora

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, & Utah
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of New Mexico
Experience: 30+ years in controlled environments & safety products distribution
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: john.sikora@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 505-238-4294

Cris Theriault

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Parts of Southern California & Southern Nevada
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas
Experience: 20+ years working in sterile and non-sterile controlled environments
Certification: Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
Areas of Expertise: Sterilization Assurance Capital and Consumables, Decontamination, Testing, Monitoring and Infection Control, Production, Healthcare, & Laboratory Capital and Consumables, & Compliance auditing (OSHA/CAP/JCAHO/AAMI/NFPA/GMP)

Contact Me:
  Email: cris.theriault@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 949-702-5025
 

Vanessa Vance

CATEGORY MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS AND SAFETY

"I believe our supplier partners are our customers and aim to create a collaborative and mutually beneficial partnership with a strong impact in the industry."

Experience: 7+ years in cleanroom and safety distribution
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments and Production Safety for Aerospace, Medical Device, & Pharmaceutical Markets

Contact Me:
  Email: vanessa.vance@thomassci.com

 

Shawn Vandenberg

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Territory: Western US, SoCal Based
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California Baptist University
Experience: Inside sales and customer service in PPE, safety, and controlled environments within the construction, engineering, and electrical industries
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Cleanbuild Construction, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: shawn.vandenberg@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 714-713-4704

 

John T. Westland

VICE PRESIDENT, CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS & CLEANROOM TECHNOLOGY

Territory: Western U.S. (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, & North Dakota)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Economics & Finance from the University of Southern California
Experience: 35+ years in cleanroom distribution sales and product management, working with over 4,000 manufacturing clients, personally training more than 30 sales representatives, developing five product catalogs, and setting up three e-commerce websites. Once served as the President, CEO, and founding partner of American Cleanstat, LLC and Eastwater Scientific Products.
Areas of Expertise: Vendor Managed Inventory Systems and Technical Sales and Manufacturing Applications for Advanced Technology & BioPharma Markets: ISO 9001-2015 Quality Systems, Cleanroom Design, Sterility Maintenance & Assurance, Cleanroom Applications Products, and more.

Contact Me:
  Email: john.westland@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 714-403-7301

Glenn E. Witkoski

DIRECTOR OF SALES, STRATEGIC ALLIANCE PROGRAM

Territory: U.S.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Communications from Babson College
Experience: 20+ years in Pharma, BioTech, Medical Device, LAB, & Electronics
Certifications: SEMI HACCP
Areas of Expertise: Controlled Environments, Sterile Applications, Bioprocessing, Up/Downstream Filtration, and Production and Laboratory R&D, & Vendor Managed Inventory Solutions

Contact Me:
  Email: glenn.witkoski@thomassci.com
  Phone Number: 949-468-6536

 

Cleanroom Construction Solutions
Thomas is proud to be partnered with industry leader Angstrom Technology, providing a one-stop destination for all your cleanroom needs. Visit our Cleanroom Construction page to learn how we can help you with your new or existing cleanroom project.

TIMS Vendor Managed Inventory
TIMS Vendor Managed Inventory saves time and reduces total costs through precise, cost-efficient lab operations and supply chain solutions. Lab inventory management has never been easier. Visit our TIMS page to learn more.

Production Customer Service
Our Production Customer Service Specialists provide 360° order-to-delivery services and communication, manage inventory and order requirements for customers working in clean manufacturing environments. Every TIMS account is assigned a dedicated Production Customer Service (PCS) Specialist. These specialists provide a supply chain management experience designed to provide peace of mind over your inventory – allowing you and your team to focus fully on the production and manufacturing at hand. DOWNLOAD the flier for more information.

Reserve Inventory Program
The purpose of Thomas Scientific's Inventory Reserve Program is to increase assurance of supply for consistently purchased critical products. Thomas has the ability to virtually hold inventory for a specific account for a specific quantity of inventory that is not available to other accounts. To learn more about the program and how it works, download our Reserve Inventory Program overview.

A controlled environment, sometimes called a critical environment is any type of space where there are regulated factors. This can be a simple as temperature or humidity; however, operational needs can require particle control, static control, sterility and more. Most often in production manufacturing, we’re regulating for particle control, meaning the environment must meet a requirement for the volume of particulates in the airoo

Cleanrooms are used in a wide variety of industries. Some of the cleanroom industries we support include (but are not limited to):

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Cosmetics
  • Medical device
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and beverage
  • Semiconductor
  • Vivarium

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent organization that develops international standards. ISO 14644-1:2015 classifies air cleanliness by looking at the volume of airborne particles in cleanrooms and controlled environments. These classifications include ISO 1, ISO 2, ISO 3, ISO 4, ISO 5, ISO 6, ISO 7, ISO 8, and ISO 9 with ISO 1 being the “cleanest” by requiring the lowest particle count.

The Federal Standard 209 (FS 209) is an obsolete classification system which also provides classes dependent on the concentration of airborne particles in a regulated space. This standard was replaced by IS0 14644-1 but is still widely referenced in the industry today. The FS 209 classifications include Class 100,000, Class 10,000, Class 1,000, Class 100, Class 10, Class 1. Many people working within cleanrooms and controlled environments will use ISO and FS 209 classifications interchangeably. The chart below shows the ISO classification and its FS 209 equivalent.

ISO 14644-1 FS 209
ISO 3 Class 1
ISO 4 Class 10
ISO 5 Class 100
ISO 6 Class 1,000
ISO 7 Class 10,000
ISO 8 Class 100,000

Depending on the regulations and requirements of the specific cleanroom, a cleaning protocol will be established that provides guidelines for proper cleanroom cleaning, and what cleaning products are to be used. Cleanrooms will either be cleaned through the hiring of an outside janitorial service that specializes in cleanrooms or will be cleaned using internal resources.

Contact your Thomas Scientist Cleanroom/Controlled Environments Specialist if you need help establishing a cleaning protocol and determining the right cleaning supplies for your requirements. CleanroomSolutions@ThomasSci.com

A cleanroom gowning protocol or a cleanroom gowning procedure is the proper process of donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) cleanroom garments and personal protective equipment (PPE) to not contaminate the apparel. A gowning protocol is unique to each environments requirements and is established to protect the operator from potential workplace hazards as well as safeguard the cleanroom from outside contaminates or particulates.

A new cleanroom would be built to the specific requirements of the application it will be used for. The construction would consider the particulate count that the environment needs to meet. A newly constructed cleanroom can be an integrated structure or a modular turn-key option depending on the budget and the requirements.

To learn more about cleanroom construction check out our on-demand training with our partners at Angstrom Technologies – Cleanroom Masterclass: How to Successfully Design and Build Your Cleanroom.

Most often, cleanrooms are validated by third-party validation agencies. This entails a thorough inspection and several tests, whereafter the cleanroom is certified to a specific class indicating its level of control, usually to an ISO 14644-1 class.

Cleanroom validation has several phases, beginning with design qualification, and ending in final certification. Some of the tests performed in these phases include airflow volume and velocity tests, HEPA/ULPA filter leak testing, air movement visualization (smoke testing), room pressurization, room recovery, airborne particle count tests, relative humidity, temperature, and other testing conditions.

Once initial certification is complete, it is important to regularly recertify to ensure that your cleanroom continues to operate as it did when it was built. At a minimum, annual certification is recommended. Depending on industry and product, semi-annual or even quarterly certification may be required.

Thomas Scientific is proud of offer the broadest portfolio of cleanroom and controlled environment suppliers.

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