The office will be PM Group’s fifth US location and employ over 30 Life Science design specialists
Industry leader James Wright appointed General Manager of new office
New location will allow access to PM Group’s innovative life science expertise and exceptional project delivery services locally in North Carolina
PM Group, life sciences project delivery specialists, today announced the location of its new office as Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. The Company also announced the appointment of James Wright, as General Manager.
The office is being established to meet rapid growth in life sciences providing design, engineering, architecture, and commissioning/qualification services. The office will be led by James Wright who has extensive industry experience in delivering critical manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and internationally.
Over the next year, the office will expand to include 30+ life science engineers and architects. This exciting venture coincides with PM Group’s 50th anniversary and more than 10 years in the USA. The office is expected to open in July 2023 and will be the fifth PM Group office in the USA.
“PM Group is excited to provide our services in another top-tier life sciences cluster to multi-national clients as well as local companies. With a growth rate of nearly 40% over the past 10 years and close to 800 life sciences companies in the area, Raleigh-Durham represents one of the fastest growing life sciences markets in the USA,” said Andy Rayner, EVP & Executive Director, PM Group. “We are building an experienced local team, which will allow us to offer innovation and exceptional project delivery.
“We are delighted to welcome PM Group to the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina as it begins this next chapter in its history,” said Ryan Combs, Executive Director, Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP). “The Triangle Region has built a strong reputation as a hub for research, innovation and technology and, as we continue to experience rapid growth, our companies will benefit greatly from the resources PM Group provide from investments to delivering critical facilities for these new technologies.”
With nearly 25 years’ experience, James Wright has led global teams through the design, construction and CQ phases of large biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. He spent more than 15 years with Biogen in both the USA and Europe. Previously, he held a senior design position with UCB, based in the U.K. Wright holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University, and MBA’s from both Columbia Business School and London Business School.
In the USA, PM Group has offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Northern and Southern California, and has doubled in size and revenues over the past four years.
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About PM Group
PM Group is an international project delivery specialist with an average turnover of $540million and manages over €6bn in capital projects. PM Group is employee owned with operations across Europe, the USA and Asia. The Company has a 50 year track record in project management, process design, facility design and construction management for leading multinational companies. It is a world leader in the Pharma, Food, Mission Critical, MedTech and Advanced Manufacturing sectors.