MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nycomed US Inc. ("Nycomed US") today announced the appointment of Brian A. Markison as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board for what will be the newly created standalone corporation created following the closing of the acquisition of Nycomed A/S by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
The Company also appointed Jeff Bailey to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer, and John Golubieski as the Chief Financial Officer.
The Company noted that Mr. Markison's more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry will be instrumental in driving future growth, which Nycomed US expects to achieve organically as well as through acquisitions, product partnerships and in-licensing opportunities.
Mr. Markison formerly served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of King Pharmaceuticals, which he joined as Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to President and CEO in 2004 and elected to Chairman in 2007. Prior to King, Mr. Markison held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including President of Oncology / Virology and Oncology Therapeutics Network; President – Neuroscience / Infectious Disease and Dermatology; and Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence and Productivity. Mr. Markison serves on the Board of Directors of Immunomedics, Inc. and Rosetta Genomics, Ltd., where he also serves as Board Chairman. Mr. Markison also serves on the Board of Directors for the Komen Foundation for South / Central New Jersey and on the Board of Trustees for the Pennington School. Mr. Markison holds a BS degree from Iona College.
Mr. Markison said, "I am delighted, along with Jeff and John, to join the team at Nycomed US. This is an exciting time for the company because we have the opportunity to grow aggressively and forge our future as an independent entity. Jeff and John are great addi
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