Erik Muegge, M.S, PMP

Manager Operations Quality, Abbott Laboratories


Erik Muegge has been in the FDA regulated industry for over 25 years. His experience has been with pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products and neutraceuticals. Erik is currently with Abbott and prior to that Alcon. He is also currently an associate professor in the Regulatory Affairs Quality Assurance (RAQA) program at Temple University. He has lead major quality and compliance efforts successfully defending the outcomes of those efforts to the FDA and other regulatory agencies around the world. Primary responsibilities have included: establishing key quality policies in the areas of validation and compliance, helping the users for all types of implementations, leading onsite audits of vendors, and managing several common enterprise computer systems and leading several division to corporate wide process improvement projects. He works frequently with both internal sites and third party manufacturers. Additionally, experience includes methods development, global regulatory submissions, laboratory automation, compliance manager, and computer validations. He has presented at numerous conferences internationally on the topics of validation, quality, compliance, and laboratory automation. He has been the recipient of several industry awards. Erik has both a bachelor and master’s degree in chemistry and is a certified Project Manager. He may be reached at erik.muegge@ abbott.com.