CINCINNATI, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL), a leading, global full-service clinical research organization, today announced the realignment of its C-suite to strengthen its competitive position and position the Company for continued growth as a top-tier global CRO. The creation of a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) role within Kendle's C-suite and executive leadership team as part of this realignment provides dedicated leadership for strategic technology and infrastructure enhancement initiatives to drive down overhead and deliver increased innovation, productivity and organizational efficiency, strengthening the Company's ability to deliver strategic outsourcing solutions for its global biopharmaceutical customers.
Assuming the new leadership role of Executive Vice President and CAO is Kendle's current Chief Operating Officer (COO), Christopher C. Bergen. Mr. Bergen is a co-founder of Kendle, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from the Company's founding in June 1981 until April 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer from April 2008 until July 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience in the clinical research industry, with demonstrated expertise in the design and implementation of innovative technology solutions to enhance clinical trial delivery and organizational efficiency. As COO Mr. Bergen has provided executive leadership for Kendle's ERP initiative, the largest initiative in the Company's history, which will yield significant benefits for the organization and its customers, including streamlined global processes, enhanced organizational efficiency and real-time access to clinical trial data to facilitate efficient project management. Kendle currently is in the final stages of implementing the financial components of its ERP.
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