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Sensitech to Sponsor Panel Session at IQPC Cool Chain Europe 2008

SASSENHEIM, Netherlands, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensitech, the global leader in cold chain visibility solutions, will sponsor "Cool Chain Integrity and Visibility - A Discussion and Review of Industry Implementation Trends and Expectations for Return on Investment" at IQPC (International Quality & Productivity Center) Cool Chain Europe 2008, Brussels, Belgium. Sensitech is a wholly owned subsidiary of Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Held Jan. 28-30, Cool Chain Europe is the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind. More than 200 professionals from manufacturing, distribution, quality assurance, packaging and supply chain management, as well as service providers, will discuss best practices. The focus of this year's conference is "Meeting global challenges to ensure a safe and compliant supply of bio-pharmaceutical products and clinical supplies."

Sensitech strategic marketing director Henry Ames will lead a roundtable discussion on Jan. 29. He will also participate in a Jan. 30 panel discussion titled: "Explore Industry Best Practices for Storage, Handling and Distribution of Temperature-Sensitive Goods Across a Complex Global Supply Chain." This panel will be moderated by Rafik H. Bishara Ph.D.
Other panelists include:

-- Laurent Boer, vice president, Global Supply Chain, UCB Pharma

-- Jim Bacon, director, Global Demand Planning and Customer Operations,

Talecris Biotherapeutics

-- Jeff Sitzler, manager, Business Development, FedEx Custom Critical, and

-- Derrik Lenzer, department manager, Shipping & Customer Service, Global

Chain Manager, Novo Nordisk

Who: Henry Ames, director of strategic marketing, Sensitech

What: Roundtable: "Cool Chain Integrity and Visibility" and Panel

discussion: "Explore Industry Best Practices for Storage, Handling

and Distribution of Temperature-Sensitive Goods Across a Complex

Global Supply Chain"

When: Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 30

Where: IQPC Cool Chain Europe 2008 - Sheraton Towers Brussels City Centre,


In addition to the program, members from Sensitech's EMEA office will discuss Good Cold Chain Management Practices (GCCMP). For more information about the conference, please visit Sensitech's Web site, or IQPC's website at

About Henry Ames

Henry Ames joined Sensitech in 2004 as the director of strategic marketing. He focuses on global market analysis and strategic marketing initiatives for the Life Science Vertical. Prior to Sensitech, he was a principal at Megunticook Management, a venture capital firm in Boston with $150 million under management and investments in promising communications, media and technology companies. While at Megunticook, Ames focused on supply chain-related investments. Before that he was manager of business development for Yantra, a leading provider of distributed order management and supply chain-fulfillment software.

Ames earned an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and a double major in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Florida State University.

About Rafik H. Bishara Ph.D.

Dr. Bishara is the current chair of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG), Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). He has served as a temporary adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) since July 2007.

Bishara retired from his position as director, Quality Knowledge Management and Technical Support, Eli Lilly and Company, after a 35-year career. During his tenure at Eli Lilly and Company, he was responsible for the Quality Knowledge Management, Global Compendial Affairs, Stability and Distribution Excellence, Global Product Protection, Special Security Substances and Controlled Substances Administration. Bishara frequently chairs and presents at industry conferences, has authored numerous articles, and has technically advised several organizations on Good Cold Chain and Temperature- Controlled Management Practices. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, Indiana, USA.

About Sensitech Inc.

As the world's leading provider of cold chain visibility solutions, Sensitech enables global leaders in the food and pharmaceuticals industries to track and monitor assets across the supply chain to protect the integrity of temperature-sensitive products. Sensitech is an ISO 9001:2000 company and is based in Beverly, Massachusetts, with offices in Amsterdam, London, Calgary, Melbourne, Mumbai, Redmond, Santiago, and Shanghai, and supported by service and distribution offices around the world. Sensitech is a unit of Farmington, Conn.-based Carrier Corp., the world's largest provider of heating, air- conditioning and refrigeration solutions with operations in more than 170 countries. Carrier Corp. is part of United Technologies Corp., a Hartford, Conn.-based provider of a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For additional information, contact +31(0)252 211 108 or visit

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