Aldevron has hired Brent Lundstrom, Lance Monilaws, Kathy Edwards, Emily Tucker and Vanessa Johansen at its Fargo facility.
Lundstrom is the company’s new facilities manager. He graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in facility management. He also received a construction management graduate certificate from NDSU in 2015. Lundstrom is a Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and comes to Aldevron from CBRE in Fargo.
Monilaws is Aldevron’s strategic initiatives manager. A 2002 graduate of Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D., he has a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He previously was employed as a project manager at Essentia Health in Fargo.
Edwards joins the project management team as a project coordinator in the GMP area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D., in 2006, and a Master of Science in pharmaceutical sciences from NDSU in 2010. She previously worked at Swanson’s Health Products in Fargo.
Tucker is a quality control analyst who graduated from NDSU in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in equine science with a minor in biology. She was previously employed at Gate City Bank in Moorhead, Minn.
Johansen joins Aldevron as a biomanufacturing operator. She has a bachelor’s degree from NDSU in biology, and previously worked at the NDSU Plant Pathology lab.
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, N.D., with additional facilities in Madison, Wisc., and Freiburg, Germany.