Orlando Alvarez-Fuentes, Ph.D.
President & Main cGMP Consultant
Dr. Alvarez is the President and founder of the SAR Group since October, 2015.
He has over 10 years of experience in the industries of cosmetics, OTC drugs, and dietary supplements and his expertise also include analytical development for validations and method transfers; he has a well tracked leadership record managing people, as well as processes and projects for the pharmaceutical industry in general.
Professionally he is a wide scope Biologist with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of plant biology, teaching, and in Quality and Regulatory affairs in OTC drugs manufacturing, Cosmetics, and Nutritional Supplements.
In the past 5 years, his role as cGMP Consultant has allowed Dr. Alvarez to participate in more than 25 audits and compliance-consulting meetings with the FDA and has been recognized as a cGMP and Labeling Expert by two, independent, bodies of this Federal organization: Maitland, FL and Chicago, IL.
My qualifications and experience as scientist have been important assets for me to excel in the pharmaceutical industry (manufacturing of OTC drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Cosmetics), to which I have transferred a large set of valuable skills acquired along my professional path. These skills have served me to help consolidate respectable Quality Systems on the companies I have worked with, and to build stronger and lasting working relationship with customers and suppliers.