PCT Recruits Experienced Pharmaceutical Production Executive to Head its Two U.S. Contract Manufacturing Facilities
Hackensack, NJ (Vocus) July 13, 2009 -- Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC (PCT) today announced the recent appointment of Daryl LeSueur as Vice President of Manufacturing Operations. As head of Manufacturing Operations, Daryl is responsible for managing and supervising the day-to-day conduct of the manufacturing, packaging, and operational functions of PCT’s two North American contract manufacturing facilities.
Daryl brings to PCT over 25 years of experience in manufacturing operations in FDA-regulated industries. His experience includes proven leadership and success in developing and implementing operational initiatives to promote quality, reduce production costs, increase profitability and enhance operational efficiencies.
Prior to joining PCT, Daryl served as Vice President, Operations, Pomona, East Hanover and Northvale for Barr Laboratories. Before joining Barr, Daryl served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Production at Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. At Novartis, he was responsible for managing all North American production operations, specializing in solid dosage, raw material and transdermal systems, and oversaw a $70 million budget. Prior to Novartis, Daryl was Associate Director of Pharmaceutical Production with Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company.
Daryl has a B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and has completed the Leadership Program, Finance Program, and Management Program at Harvard Business School.
“We are very pleased to add someone with the caliber of Daryl’s experience to our senior management team,” states PCT Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Andrew L. Pecora. “Bringing on seasoned executives who can ensure the highest quality service to our customers and execute our growth strategy is a critical component of our strategic plan”.
“Daryl’s experience with highly regulated pharmaceutical-grade production environments is a critical skill set to our commercial-quality service offering and is the kind of cross-sector recruitment that will be important to continue as regenerative medicine matures into a commercial sector”, adds PCT President and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Robert A. Preti.
About Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC
Progenitor Cell Therapy, LLC (PCT) is a client-based company providing cell therapy service solutions for the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of cell-based therapies. With its cell therapy manufacturing facilities and team of experienced professionals, PCT provides current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)-compliant services for pre-clinical and clinical development, manufacturing, and eventual commercialization of cellular therapies for clients throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.progenitorcelltherapy.com.
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