Ralf Gengenbach and Peter Bappert looked back on a shared history when the company was founded and built it up together. They have been working together since 1997. The two share a commitment to the further development and expansion of the service brand. Frank Studt builds on that as a new member of the gempex management team.
“The challenges of my customer are my challenges. I therefore approach them with special care.”
Graduate Chemical Engineer (Dipl.-Chem.-Ing. TU)
Ralf Gengenbach as Managing Director founded gempex GmbH in 2002. Today the company is one of the leading GMP service providers with an international orientation.
With nearly 30 years of work experience in the GMP-regulated industry, Ralf Gengenbach actively supported the establishment of Good Manufacturing Practices by industry in Germany. He was involved in the development of GMP regulations and harmonising guidelines as a member of various workgroups.
Ralf Gengenbach continuously is active in consultancy for challenging GMP projects and as a 3rd-party auditor. Primarily he drives the further development of the company. He is dedicated to efficiency and resource conservation in the design of professional, compliant qualification systems, especially in the context of new construction projects.
Ralf Gengenbach has been President of the Verein Interessengemeinschaft Pharmabau VIP 3000 (Pharmaceutical Construction Community of Interests) since 2013. He is actively involved in expert panels, gives presentations, and is a speaker and author of numerous technical publications. His work “GMP – Qualifizierung und Validierung von Wirkstoffanlagen” (GMP - Qualification and Validation of API Production Plants) is considered a benchmark in the industry.
“Individual problems demand individual solutions. Only then can goals be reached efficiently and requirements met.”
Process Technology Engineer (Dipl.-Ing (FH)
Peter Bappert has been active in management functions for the company since gempex GmbH was founded in 2002. In cooperation with Ralf Gengenbach, he as a managing director is responsible for the development of the GMP service provider.
Peter Bappert studied process technology at Hochschule Mannheim – University of Applied Sciences. He began his career in the field of facility planning for sterile pharmaceutical product plants. Then he switched to GMP consultancy and project execution, where he was responsible for a wide variety of GMP compliance projects for numerous companies in the life science industry over 20 years.
At gempex, Peter Bappert initially managed the API & Chemistry unit and established the topics of quality and project management. Today he is primarily responsible for business operations, controlling and process development, and continues to support challenging GMP projects.
In addition to creating good GMP tools and standards, his technical passion includes documenting the always individual customer requirements and realising custom solutions to meet specific needs. “No two projects are the same!”
Peter Bappert is a speaker at training events and seminars, and the author of numerous technical publications.
“Bringing customers and experts together, listening to people, understanding needs, finding what fits – that is the way to a successful future.”
Graduate Civil Engineer (Dipl.-Bau-Ing.)
Frank Studt strengthens the gempex management team with responsibility for Human Resources, Marketing & Sales. With more than 30 years of experience in the highly regulated life sciences industry, he has the best prerequisites to help shape the future-oriented course of gempex.
Based on his degree as a civil engineer at the University of Stuttgart, Frank Studt developed one of his passions, technical IT. Here he realised a benchmark-setting major project with a large construction and engineering company and was also at home in the validation of computerised systems.
This was followed by more than 20 years in management at several, also international group companies of a consulting and engineering firm. With extensive expertise in consultancy and technology, he has also steered his career path to Asia to inspect active substance manufacturers, logistics service providers, contract laboratories and finished pharmaceutical product manufacturers as a 3rd-party auditor for his customers.
Frank Studt consistently pursued the goal of bringing together the needs of his customers with appropriate specialists. Aside from technical expertise, the focus is always on people, because consultancy and implementation can only be successful when the people are a good fit. This is also his credo for setting the direction for future-oriented, lasting growth at gempex.
gempex Branch in Switzerland
The branch operated by gempex in Switzerland is managed according to the same values. Sharing responsibility, shaping the future, uniting commitments.
“For me, quality in GMP projects means realising compliance security reliably, on time and with cost awareness.”
Graduate Electronics Engineer (Dipl.-Ing. Elektrotechnik FH)
Managing Director Switzerland
Perry Fischer as an industry all-rounder contributes in-depth knowledge of various functional areas and production company IT. Before working in electrical systems installation and energy system electronics, he studied electrical and communications engineering at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences.
He began his career in IT for highly complex application software. His GMP experience since the year 2000 includes Quality Systems Manager, process optimisation and project lead for qualification and validation, the introduction of various regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP and T&T as well as management and consulting.
Since 2017, Perry Fischer as Managing Director gempex Switzerland is responsible for the expansion of that site. Support for Swiss customers is provided directly on site, guided by a strict focus on services and quality of service along with the consistently contributing outstanding technical expertise. Quality, reliability, trust.