W. Charles Becoat, Northeast Region (NER), Acting Regional Food and Drug Director (RFDD)
W. Charles Becoat serves as the Acting Regional Food and Drug Director (RFDD) and Deputy RFDD, Northeast Region, Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) providing oversight and coordination of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mission related functions within the six (6) New England states and the state of New York. Prior to his current positions, he served for seven (7) years as the District Director of ORA’s Minneapolis District Office and six (6) years as the Laboratory Director for the Philadelphia District Laboratory. He started with the FDA at the New York Regional Laboratory in 1990 as a chemist, later becoming a supervisory chemist in 1992.
Prior to his FDA experiences, he worked for private industry in the engineering & environmental fields and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Clemson University in 1985.