NEWS - Ken Peterson Joins MasterControl

SALT LAKE CITY - January 16, 2009 - MasterControl Inc., a global provider of GxP process and document management software solutions for life science companies, announced that Ken Peterson has joined the company as a CAPA Solutions Architect.

His responsibilities include enhancing MasterControl solutions and incorporating best practices for managing CAPAs and other quality-related processes. He'll also serve as the company's CAPA product manager.

"We're pleased that Ken is now part of the MasterControl team," says Jon Beckstrand, MasterControl's chief executive officer. "Ken has more than 25 years of experience in consulting and organizational change, quality management and business development. He'll use all these skills as he works with our customers to develop products that meet their needs."

"Incorporating a better CAPA solution in a software package that incorporates critical thinking and electronic controls is paramount to most life science companies' success," says Peterson. "I have a passion for bridging the 'what to do' and 'how to do it successfully' gap. MasterControl gives me the opportunity to architect a best-of-breed solution for these companies."

With many years at Pfizer Corporation and founder of PathWise, a prominent training and consulting firm focused on CAPA, risk management, QSR and cGMP specialties, Peterson has a rich understanding of both pharmaceutical and device businesses. Areas of excellence include customer service, product development, marketing, delivery, quality systems (specifically CAPA and risk management), sales systems, and policy changes. He is also one of the founding members of the College of Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He speaks annually at such organizations as AAMI, PDA, the American Society for Quality Control (ASQ), Barnett International, The Executive Committee (TEC), and other industry forums.

About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl Inc. is a global provider of GxP process, quality audit and document management software solutions for life science companies. MasterControl™ products are easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. They incorporate industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance. By combining an integrated platform with a continuum of risk-based software validation products and services, MasterControl drives down the total cost of ownership and enables customers to extend their investment across the enterprise. Nearly 400 companies, more than any other QMS provider, currently use MasterControl solutions for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information about MasterControl, visit www.mastercontrol.com, or call 800-825-9117 (U.S.); +44 118 9812838 (Europe); or 03-6801-6147 (Japan).