Technical Operations Management

Tracy Doty is CritiTech’s Senior Director of Quality Operations.  In this role, Tracy leads Quality Assurance operations and oversight; including cGMP compliance, quality systems, tracking, training, and audits.

Before joining CritiTech in 2022, Tracy spent over 25 years in quality operations with Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Aptuit, Celgene Corporation, Excite Pharma Services, and others. Her experience spans all aspects of quality systems and document control.  She has a wide range of experience ranging from large pharma companies, generic manufacturers, CDMOs, and third-party oversight.

Tracy holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Truman State University.  She loves sports, traveling, live music, and craft beer.  She spends her free time with her family, snuggling her dogs, and lifting weights.

Jake Sittenauer is Director of Drug Development Services for CritiTech. As a key interface for many of our clients, Jake leads client drug development projects from POC through clinical trial manufacturing. He also is instrumental in designing and deploying our ever expanding array of technology and equipment.

Jake has spent almost ten years with CritiTech. He has developed a keen expertise in particle engineering and product development, and leads our Spray Drying capabilities. He also supports drug development and technology deployment with Purcision™. 

Jake earned his M.B.A. and a B.S. in Biochemistry from Rockhurst University. He is an avid sports fan, aspiring golfer and bourbon enthusiast.


Joe Farthing is CritiTech’s Director of Analytical Services. He manages and oversees all analytical laboratory operations and services in support of our client’s drug formulation, development and manufacturing projects.  

Joe has been with CritiTech for over 7 years. He has extensive experience with a wide variety of analytical methods including HPLC, GC, IR and XRPD. He supports GMP analytical services and projects including release and stability testing as well as conducting analytical method validation activities.

Joe holds an M.A. in Chemistry from Washington University and a B.S. in Chemistry from Northwest Missouri State University. He loves parenting twin boys with his wife Sarah, is an avid beer and wood-working enthusiast, USA Swimming official and board member of Missouri Valley Swimming.

Richard Ramos is CritiTech’s Director of Support Services. He leads all facility operations including logistics, safety and security, facility maintenance, contractor management, construction/expansion and coordination of metrology, validation and maintenance activities. 

Before joining CritiTech in 2006, Richard had 25+ years experience with facility and quality operations support, including working with Quintiles, Oread, Inc. and the University of Kansas Animal Health & Technical Services. He has extensive experience with operations and support of cGMP facilities, including consulting for FDA cGMP/GLP compliance, instrumentation and specimen management. 

Richard studied Farm Management/Animal Health at Kansas State University. He cherishes his family and faith, wine and dining with his wife, dancing with his granddaughters, country music, sports, fishing and hunting, and fancy bourbon/whisky with a mild cigar.