Director / Vice President
Andy Bonanno started with FDA in Los Angeles, CA as a field investigator in 1974. He was selected several years later to manage the Tucson, AZ office. As the senior investigator and resident-in-charge, he performed all aspects of FDA field operations and had responsibility over a large geographic area which included the agency's import operations along the Arizona/Mexican border. In 1989 he became a supervisory investigator in the Chicago District Office where he managed the district's import and then pharmaceutical inspection programs. He was elevated to the regional office and the position of Assistant Regional Director in 1992, Deputy Regional Director in 1997, and was Acting Regional Director for the last year of his career before retiring with 34 years of service in 2008. Since then, Mr. Bonanno has been the Divisional Vice President of Global Compliance for Abbott Laboratories.