Catalent Pharma Solutions Appoints New Senior Vice President of Global Operations
Somerset, NJ, June 1, 2009
— Catalent Pharma Solutions, Inc. announced the appointment of Steve Leonard as Senior Vice President of Global Operations. Mr. Leonard will be located at Catalent’s corporate headquarters in Somerset, NJ.
Mr. Leonard joins Catalent after having been General Manager of Global Operations for GE Healthcare’s Medical Diagnostics business, responsible for more than ten sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In his twenty-two year tenure at GE, Mr. Leonard held a variety of leadership roles, with responsibility for areas such as plant management, global sourcing and supply chain, global product quality, and global operations. He is a certified Master Black Belt and has a proven track record of driving Lean Six Sigma to deliver operational excellence. Mr. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.
John Chiminski, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalent, said, “Steve is a proven leader who brings to Catalent not only operational expertise, but a strong focus on customers. I am pleased to welcome Steve to the Catalent executive team and am confident that he can take Catalent’s operational excellence to the next level.”
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 9,100 at more than 30 facilities worldwide and in fiscal 2008 generated more than $1.8 billion in annual revenue. For more information, visit www.catalent.com .