PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Laureate Pharma, Inc., a full-service biopharmaceutical development and protein production company, today announced the appointment of Steven R. Johnson as Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Johnson will be responsible for Laureate's worldwide business development activities, including sales, marketing, business development and project management, supporting the company's contract development, protein manufacturing, testing and aseptic filling businesses.
"Steve brings a proven track record of sales management in the biologics market combined with extensive senior relationships," said Michael A. Griffith, Chief Executive Officer of Laureate Pharma. "He is an industry leader and brings to Laureate Pharma an impressive background that includes broad international business development experience in contract manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies, biopharmaceuticals and chemical active pharmaceutical ingredients."
"Steve is a great fit at Laureate and is well-positioned to take us to the next level with our clients as we prepare to invest in growth of the business," said Mr. Griffith who recently joined Laureate Pharma as Chief Executive Officer and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aptuit, Inc., and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChiRex, Inc.
Mr. Johnson joins Laureate from Lonza where he served most recently as Vice President Global Business Development, and previously as Vice President, Sales and Business Development, North America. In both positions, Steve supported several of Lonza's contract manufacturing business units, including cell culture protein manufacturing, microbial protein production and stem cell production. Previously, Steve held the position of Vice President, Sales North America for Degussa Fine Chemicals. He began his career as a microbiologist in Merck's Chemical Manufacturing Division and transi
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