Douglas Cusato is Director of the Medical Rubber Business for Sumitomo Rubber, North America. In this regional leadership role, he is responsible for all aspects of the North American business including strategy, R&D, operations and sales. Mr Cusato has been active in the parenteral packaging industry since 2006 and has served in various technical leadership roles with a focus on technology and platform development. He has chaired multiple industry taskforces and participates in numerous groups as a subject matter expert in elastomeric components for parenteral packaging applications. Mr Cusato holds a Bachelors’ degree in Chemistry from Rutgers University (NJ, US).