Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Thornburg joined XBiotech as Vice President of Operations in June 2015. In this capacity Mr. Thornburg will be responsible for Manufacturing and Quality functions. Prior to joining XBiotech, Mr. Thornburg worked at Amgen Inc. for 16 years, most recently serving as the Executive Director Quality Site Head at the Amgen Colorado manufacturing site. He was responsible for all aspects of Quality operations including QA, QC, Validation, Compliance, and GMP Training. In his tenure at Amgen, Mr. Thornburg supported approval and commercialization of 4-four new protein therapeutic products, provided leadership at both the Colorado and Puerto Rico Operations sites, and worked extensively on regulatory filing activities and technology transfer projects. Prior to Amgen, Mr. Thornburg worked in analytical research and development roles for a variety of pharmaceutical and contract laboratory organizations. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri.