A new management team at a NextPharma site and appointments at Quintiles – People on the move

By Nick Taylor

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Outsourcing-Pharma presents its latest round up of movements in the pharma outsourcing sector, including a new management team at a NextPharma site and appointments at Quintiles.

Quintiles​ has bolstered its consulting group, appointing Bill Truhe​ as pharmacovigilance solutions leader, Charles Hardcastle​ as director, commercial stratergy of the European business and Suzanne Holter​ as change management practice leader.

The appointees have previously worked at companies including Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoWellcome and Roche.

Kevin Cronin ​has joined software-as-a-service provider NextBio​ as VP of sales. Before joining NextBio Cronin was SVP of sales at Symyx and he has also worked at MDL Information Systems.

Finland-based Atacama Labs Oy ​has appointed Steffen Mittwich​ as CEO. Mittwich has worked in the pharma industry since 1992, holding management positions at Sanofi-Aventis, Pfizer and Winthrop Pharmaceuticals.

Bob Cashman​, director of new business development at contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) OsoBio​, has been appointed to the board of directors at the PDE: A Pharmaceutical Trade Association​.

Lab Research Canada​ has appointed Jean-Guy Bienvenu ​as director, pathology services and Andrew Graham​ as senior director of operations.

Bienvenu has 12 years experience at pharma and contract research organisations (CRO), working at companies including Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis. Graham has been promoted from within the company and previously spent 20 years at Charles River Laboratories.

In addition, Louise Bussières​, VP, finance at Lab Research, has left the company to pursue other interests. Lab Research plans to appoint a new chief financial officer in the coming days.

NextPharma​ has appointed a new management team at its facility in San Diego, California, US. Firstly, Ronald Collins​ has been appointed as interim general manager and Alan Sanders​ as director of finance.

Furthermore, Mary Richardson​ has joined the company as director of quality and Bruce Johnson​ has been named as director of operations.

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