Senior Management Team

Performance Validation’s Senior Management Team

Richard Van Doel, PhD
President and CEO

Dr. Van Doel joined Performance Validation in 1993 after retiring from the US Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO-3). His military experience in the nuclear propulsion program culminated in his assignment with USDOE Naval Reactors Branch at Electric Boat shipyard. The experience gained from the military and DOE provided a solid foundation in process operation, maintenance, testing, and quality oversight.

With Performance Validation, Richard has provided services to the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries with positions of increasing responsibility for over 25 years. His has assisted medical device manufacturers in FDA remediation, developed compliant but right-sized validation programs, assisted in the development of quality systems that meet ISO 13485 and USFDA Quality Systems Regulations. He most recently assisted an In Vitro Diagnostic Manufacture in the validation of a new Pre-Market Approved diagnostic.

Richard is active in several professional societies and is a past senior advisor to the Indianapolis Chapter of American Society for Quality (ASQ), Secretary American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Biotech committee, and past Vice President/Board Member of the Great Lakes Chapter of ISPE.

Richard has served as Performance Validation’s President/CEO since 2006 and is a member of Performance Validation’s Board of Directors. He is a Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ). He has a BS Business Management, a MS in Strategic Management and PhD in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, Richard was awarded a Louis O. Kelso Fellowship by Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations.

BTH2Brad Henry
Vice President, Indiana Division Director

Brad joined Performance Validation in 1999, and has served as the Division Director for Performance Validation’s Indianapolis Office since 2006, a Vice President since 2010, and is a member of Performance Validation’s Board of Directors.

With Performance Validation, Brad has provided services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for over 21 years. His primary experience is in dry products, parenterals, facilities and utilities, and in-vitro diagnostics. Brad has successfully managed a number of large (30MM+) capital projects, including a fluidized bed dryer manufacturing suite, a biotech drug storage facility, and a quality control laboratory facility. His most recent projects include qualification of a dry products Purified Water System, validation remediation and process validation support of a API/Fill-Finish Contract Manufacturing Organization, and management of HVAC/utility C&Q for a insulin manufacturing facility shutdown.

Brad is a Certified Quality Auditor (ASQ) and has been a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) since 2001. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

John Underwood
Vice President, Michigan Division Director

John Underwood has served as the Division Director for Performance Validation’s office in Kalamazoo, Michigan since 2010.  John joined PV’s Board of Directors, and was promoted to Vice President in 2018.

With Performance Validation, John has provided services to the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries for over 20 years. He has experience in parenteral, dry products, facilities and utilities, API, and computer systems. He has successfully led numerous validation efforts with a focus on ensuring customer quality needs are met using right-sized and risked based approaches to minimize costs and meet schedule. He most recently has led the commissioning and qualification efforts for a new API manufacturing facility while concurrently leading a division of 36+ full time professionals.

John joined Performance Validation in 1998 after serving six years in the US Navy and has held positions of increasing responsibility for over 20 years. His military experience in the naval nuclear power program provided a solid foundation in process operation, maintenance, testing, and quality oversight. He has a BS Business Management degree.

Tim O’Neill
Washington, Welsh Division Director

Tim O’Neill is the Division Director for the Welsh Commissioning Group, a Division of Performance Validation in Auburn, Washington.  Tim has extensive experience commissioning medical facilities, office buildings and high-rises, public schools, higher education, and secure facilities. As the Welsh Division Director, he is responsible for all work originating from the Auburn office.  Tim has over 15 years of building commissioning experience and served on the Building Commissioning Certification Board during their ANSI accreditation process.  Tim joined Performance Validation in 2021 as part of the acquisition of Welsh Commissioning Group by Performance Validation.

PAB2Phil Burns
Chief Finance Officer

Phil joined Performance Validation in 1996 after 13 years in various other public and private accounting positions. In addition to his role as Performance Validation’s CFO, Phil is also a member of Performance Validation’s Board of Directors and serves as the Board’s Secretary and Treasurer.

During his 24-years at Performance Validation, Phil has been responsible for maintaining the relationship with the finance elements of our customers, and providing training and support to Performance Validation’s Senior Management Team, Site Managers, Project Leaders and Staff. Phil has been responsible for the upgrade of the company’s accounting systems which provides our project management staff with “real time” financial information.  This allows our Project Leaders the ability to understand the financial status of projects providing peace of mind to our customers.

Phil has had his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate since 1986 and is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Indiana CPA Society. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University.

JEK1Jolie Kinney
HR Manager

Jolie Kinney joined Performance Validation in 2011 after 14 years in various human resources positions with the majority being in healthcare.  Jolie has a strong knowledge in Recruitment, Employee Relations, Employee Development and Training, HR policies and Total Rewards.  She recently completed formal certification with The Ken BLanchard Company as a Situational Leadership II Train the Trainer and has been instrumental in providing this training to PV’s leaders.

During her 9 years as Human Resources Manager, Jolie’s role has served as an information source and business partner for employees and management regarding human resources related issues and initiatives. As a result of this partnership, Jolie has been instrumental in leading the development and implementation of PV’s people processes to be in alignment with the business’s goals and objectives.

Jolie holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Communication, has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 2002, and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).