About Us

BIG’s group of companies are experts in providing secure translation services in regulated, highly technical, and non-regulated sectors

Our story

Established in 1962, Dora Wirth Languages (DWL) has demonstrated almost 60 years of excellence in global translation solutions for the life science industry. We provide language solutions to leading organisations in the life science field, from international pharmaceutical companies to academia and CROs. We are proud to have provided medical translations that have helped bring ground-breaking medicines and devices from clinical trial to market.

The DWL approach is built on a solid foundation of experience and in-house medical expertise, using DWL’s well-practiced and specially formulated procedures for translation, project management, and quality control. We provide translation solutions, in a wide range of languages, covering traditional and emerging markets, in the following specialist areas: regulatory affairs, clinical research, medical research, medical publishing, manufacturing, medical devices, legal, and marketing communications.

A BIG Language Solutions company, DWL is a member of the Clinical Contract Research Organisation (CCRA) and a corporate member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). We are available to help with all stages of your translation project cycle.

Leadership

Dick Surdykowski, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Dick Surdykowski has built, integrated, and transformed high-performing teams for over 30 years. Dick leads organizations…

Jeff Brink

Chairman
Jeff Brink is an entrepreneurial executive known for leadership, strategic thinking, and innovation. Over the last 25…

Dave Perlman

Chief Financial Officer
Dave Perlman is a results-driven finance executive with nearly 20 years of international finance experience across several…

Luis de la Vega

Chief Operations Officer
Luis has been a leader in the language space for 20 years overseeing strategic direction and growth for several highly successful…

Agnes Piriou

Director of Internal Quality Compliance
With more than 15 years of experience in operations, quality assurance, and compliance, Agnes Piriou works to ensure the…

Howard Cardinal

Chief Operating Officer, DWL
Howard Cardinal has worked in the translation industry for nearly 20 years, including 15 years at DWL as Translation…

Craig Brown

VP Strategic Accounts, Life Sciences
For over 10 years Craig Brown has delivered high-quality language solutions to the Life Sciences industry while at two…

Scott Swanson

VP of Sales for the Americas
Extensive experience in product sales for large global enterprises and began my career in Aviation for the United States…

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