Jason Rickard joined Ironwood in 2012 and currently leads the company’s manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, quality, human resources, information technology and facilities functions. Jason brings nearly 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, supply chain and operations. Prior to Ironwood, Jason was with Genentech from 2000 to 2012 in roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and supply chain. While at Genentech, he led teams responsible for production, planning, materials management and technology transfer. In addition to biologics, Jason also has experience in peptide and small molecule manufacturing. Jason began his career as a mechanical engineer at AMOT Controls Corporation. Jason holds an M.S. from California State University – Sacramento and a B.S. from California State University – Chico, both in mechanical engineering.