Our Team

The BETC at WPI is led by a small core of professionals with more than 80 years of combined experience in biomanufacturing, laboratory facilities management, and professional development. Our staff are passionate about providing individuals with the skills they need to further their careers and fuel the growth of their industry.

Chris 5Chris Bellerive
Operations Manager
+1-508-831-4879, cabellerive@wpi.edu

Chris has more than 18 years of experience in the biomanufacturing industry, including 15 years of management experience. His background includes technology transfer and process scale-up, as well as clinical and commercial cGMP manufacturing and training. Chris has held leadership roles in both manufacturing and quality assurance for commercial products and is a subject matter expert in all phases of biologics manufacturing.Read more.

As Operations Manager at the BETC, Chris is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the laboratories and equipment, developing laboratory experiments and processes, and instructing program participants on manufacturing operations. He is skilled in project management, data analysis, and producing technical summaries for regulatory bodies, as well as internal and external quality auditing. He is particularly adept in laboratory flow, inventory management, the maintenance and calibration of equipment and instrumentation, and laboratory and chemical/hazardous waste safety.

Chris’s experience includes work at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, BASF/Abbott Bioresearch Center, Unisyn Technologies, and Alpha Beta Technologies, where he gained expertise in quality assurance, regulatory/compliance, equipment design/start up, and validation, as well as developing and implementing continuous improvement processes.

Chris supports the BETC faculty, staff and participants by managing all aspects of the laboratory environment to ensure smooth, efficient operations.


Ryan Brennan

Ryan Brennan
Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships, Academic and Corporate Engagment


“It is a privilege to partner with organizations, collaboratively assess the needs of their employees, and ultimately provide them with an educational solution that moves their business forward.”

Specializes in the Life Sciences industry, and works with organizations to create custom programs at the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center. With strong knowledge of pharmaceutical biotech and life sciences, Ryan understands first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing these industries. As a result, he is able to aid customers with finding the right solutions to ensure current and future success for their companies, by strategically analyzing companies and proposing potential solutions to meet their needs.