Lance Monilaws of Aldevron has been promoted as its Director of Industrial Project Management. In his position, Monilaws will direct large capital projects with emphasis in facility expansion, renovation and campus planning. He will also manage various operational initiatives and strategies, including but not limited to construction and industrial technology.
Monilaws brings over 20 years of experience in managing strategic projects involving construction and IT. Prior to joining Aldevron, Monilaws served as a Project Manager for Essentia Health, where he managed capital IT, new construction, and expansion projects.
Since starting with Aldevron, Monilaws has worked closely with IT and Finance on projects and most recently oversaw the construction of Aldevron’s Building 1, the largest cGMP plasmid DNA manufacturing facility in the world, along with other remodeling and refreshing projects in the company’s other Fargo facilities.
Monilaws earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Mayville State University. He lives in Absaraka, North Dakota, with his wife and two children.
Aldevron serves the biotechnology industry with custom production of nucleic acids, proteins, and antibodies. Thousands of clients use Aldevron-produced plasmids, RNA and gene editing enzymes for projects ranging from research grade to clinical trials to commercial applications. Aldevron specializes in GMP manufacturing and is known for inventing the GMP-SourceTM quality system. Company headquarters are in Fargo, North Dakota, with additional facilities in Madison, Wisconsin, and Freiburg, Germany.