Dana Settell

Vice President

Dana Settell oversees large, late-stage manufacturing and engineering programs at Bend Research. Formerly, she was director of business development.  In addition, in a previous position as director of operations at the company’s current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility, she assisted with the installation, commissioning, start-up, maintenance, validation, and operation of a PSD-2/FSD-4 spray dryer.  Dana has extensive experience with scaling up drug production from development through commercial production.  She was instrumental in the startup of a $90 million commercial plant in Ireland to manufacture spray-dried dispersion (SDD) technology at the metric ton scale.  Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.  She holds two U.S. patents and has two publications.  She has been with the company since 1999.