Mr. Lippe is responsible for all aspects of operations at Liquidia, including manufacturing, supply chain management, quality, facilities, and program management. Prior to joining Liquidia in 2015, Mr. Lippe served as an Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer at Alexza Pharmaceuticals. In these roles, he had operational oversight for the scale-up and optimization of supply that supported the launch of the company’s first commercial product, and he advanced a platform proof-of-concept which accelerated the company’s product pipeline. He also worked as the Head of Global Operations & Operational Excellence at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as the Head of Manufacturing for one of Genentech’s Vacaville operating facilities. Mr. Lippe spent 10 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He received his MPH and MBA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy.