Hospira has appointed several new leaders to strengthen its quality and compliance capabilities.
Zena G. Kaufman joins on February 27th, 2012 as Senior Vice President, Quality, and takes on responsibility for global quality systems. She will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
Michael Ball, CEO, says he is now confident the company has a team in place to provide the “highest-quality products and best possible service for our customers”.
Ms. Kaufman, who most recently served Divisional Vice President, Global Quality Systems, Global Pharmaceutical Operations at Abbott Laboratories, is joined by a number of appointments in similar roles.
Matt Stober, who joined from Johnson & Johnson last year, has been promoted to Corporate Vice President, US Pharma Operations, and has primary responsibility for Hospira’s Rocky Mount facility in North Carolina, as well as plants in McPherson, Kansa, Austin, Texas, and Clayton, North Carolina.
He is joined at the Rocky Mount plant by Shane Ernst who will take on the role of Vice President, Quality, and by Marty Nealey, Vice President, Operations and Plant Manager.
Andrew Knudten will take on the role of Vice President, Operations and Plant Manager at the McPherson site, where he will be responsible for operations from March 5th.
Dr Thomas Templeman completes the appointments in the newly created position of Vice President, Pharma Operations Excellence.
“In their previous roles, our new team members have successfully delivered the highest standards of quality and regulatory compliance,” said Mr. Ball. “These seasoned industry veterans will work with Hospira’s current leadership to remediate the Rocky Mount facility and extend improvements there across all Hospira sites. I’m confident that their extensive backgrounds in operations and quality, expert knowledge of FDA regulations and strong leadership abilities will help take Hospira to the next level of operational excellence.”