Catalent Appoints New Vice President of Global Sales
Somerset, NJ, November 24, 2009 — Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Burns to the position of Vice President of Global Sales. In this newly created role, Mr. Burns will be responsible for developing Catalent’s global sales strategy and driving sales force excellence across the company, with a particular focus on enhancing Catalent’s sales capability for all offerings.
Prior to joining Catalent, Mr. Burns’ most recent role was as the CEO of Brighter Ideas, Inc., a New Jersey biotech organization that advances green fluorescent protein technology for assay development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burns was the General Manager and National Sales Manager for the Cardiovascular CT business at GE Healthcare. He held several other earlier positions at GE Healthcare, including CT Product Manager and Growth Market Account Manager. Other positions include President and CEO of Emergency Cardiac Imaging (ECI) in New Jersey, and business advisor to the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the oldest and largest science park in the world.
Mr. Burns has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Economics from La Salle University in Philadelphia, and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
“Paul brings significant experience to Catalent, having worked in a range of commercial roles over the years, and I am excited to have him join the Catalent team,” said Will Downie, Group President, Sterile Technologies and Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Catalent.
Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Catalent Pharma Solutions is a leading provider of advanced dose form and packaging technologies, and development, manufacturing and packaging services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consumer healthcare companies in nearly 100 countries. Catalent applies its local market expertise and technical creativity to advance treatments, change markets and enhance patient outcomes. Catalent employs approximately 9,500 at 30 facilities worldwide and in fiscal 2009 generated more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue. For more information, visit www.catalent.com.