Phil Sumner, Senior Manager Global Engineering; Pfizer Inc.


Philip Sumner is the Senior Manager, Regulated Utilities Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Leader of the Pfizer Sustainability Water Program. He has 15 years with Pfizer and has 30 years experience overall in manufacturing, project and construction management. With Pfizer he supports all phases of high purity water and water utility projects on a global basis. As Water Program Leader and Sustainability Council member he develops and supports corporate goals.


In addition to project and program work, Philip is a member of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) where he has contributed and co-authored numerous guidance documents, and most recently was team leader of the guide “Ozone Sanitization of Pharmaceutical Water Systems”. He has also participated at the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding document development on good manufacturing practices for water for pharmaceutical use.


Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, also from Tufts University. He is a registered Professional Engineer (CT). He is married and has two college age daughters.

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