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Pharma outsourcing: people on the move

By Phil Taylor , 05-Jan-2009 presents its periodic round-up of executive appointments in the contract services sector.

Dr. Kerri Schoedel has been promoted to scientific director, clinical pharmacology, at Kendle's Early Stage clinical research unit in Toronto, Canada. Schoedel will provide scientific direction and leadership to Kendle’s clinical pharmacology group.

Contract manufacturing company Hovione has named Dr. Thomas Eisele as general manager, R&D. Meanwhile, Dr. Roger Viney becomes director of sales and marketing, Europe and Asia, and Steve Beagle takes up the equivalent position in North America.

Drug development services company Covance has boosted its periapproval services team with three new members: Dr. Glynis Neagle, vice president for medical affairs; Robert Bader, director for product safety services; and Thomas Noto, vice president for regulatory affairs.

Guido Schmidt-Chiari has resigned from the position of supervisory board chairman at Austria’s Constantia Packaging AG. He has been with the company since 1994. The group’s Constantia Flexibles subsidiary supplies film and other products to the pharmaceutical industry.

India’s Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has named Umang Vohra as its new chief financial officer, following the departure from the post of Saumen Chakraborty. Chakraborty assumes the newly created role of president, corporate and global generics operations.

In the UK, Clinical Print Finishers has appointed Alan Pickles as its new operations director. The company works predominantly with the pharmaceutical industry, offering miniature die-cutting services, with a turnover of around £2m a year.

US company STATKING Consulting, which provides data-related services for clinical trials, has appointed Dr. Hussein Al-Khalidi as director of biostatistics.

The Institute of Clinical Research (India) has named Anand K. Nair as its chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for leading the ICRI’s academic activities and operations, and expanding its profile in India and globally.

Procurement specialist SciQuest has appointed Ann Thomas to the position of vice president, human resources.

Claire Pribula has joined marketing services specialist Acxiom as vice president, sales, for the Asia-Pacific region.

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