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Charles "Chuck" Calderaro

Technical Operations


Chuck Calderaro joined Kite in 2019 as Global Head of Technical Operations.

Prior to Kite, he served as the Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing for BioMarin, where he was accountable for a diverse international operations network which utilized gene therapy, biological, small molecule, medical device, and packaging technologies to deliver innovative clinical and commercial products to patients. His more than 30 years of experience at Genentech/Roche, Aventis-Behring, Alcon Labs, and Johnson & Johnson spans all aspects of technical operations in positions of increasing responsibility and includes a four-year global assignment in Switzerland. He also served as a commissioned naval officer and nuclear engineer with the US Navy.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the US Naval Nuclear Power School, and an MBA from Texas Christian University.