Douglas Cusato is Director Product Management, Plunger Components at West Pharmaceutical Services. Before that he was Director of the Medical Rubber Business for Sumitomo Rubber, North America. 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).