Press Release 

DCAT Announces 2009-2010 Board of Directors Slate

Robbinsville, NJ, August 18, 2009 –  DCAT’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2009-2010 Board of Directors. In September, member company designated contacts will vote on the committee's recommendations. Approved candidates will begin their term on November 1, 2009.

Officers of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (1 Year Term):
President: Joseph Principe, Vice President, Global Business Development, Piramal Healthcare
Sr. Vice President: Bob Kanuga, Executive Director, External Manufacturing Operations,
   Merck & Co., Inc.
Finance Officer: Joan Connolly, Associate Vice President of Strategies & Operations,
   ImClone Systems Inc.
Vice President: Tyson Popp, Vice President Research & Development, West Pharmaceutical
   Services, Inc.

Vice Presidents of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (1 Year Term):
Associated Technologies Industry Segment Vice President: David McCleary, President,
   Custopharm, Inc.
Biotechnology Industry Segment Vice President: Narayan Balachandran, Director, Global
   Strategic Sourcing, Amgen Inc.
Chemical Industry Segment Vice President: Donald LaFerle, President, Sales & Marketing,
   IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Nutrition & Health Industry Segment Vice President: Janice K. Binger, President, Natural
   Health & Nutrition Division, Archer Daniels Midland
Pharmaceutical Industry Segment Vice President: Lyra Myers, Global Chemical Category
   Manager, Stiefel Laboratories, a GSK Company

Board of Directors (3 Year Term):
Stephen DeSalvo, Director, Contract Manufacturing, Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici
Sally Langa, Vice President, Business Development, Patheon Inc.
Pam Tyler, Purchasing Manager, DPT Laboratories, Ltd.
Christopher Rayfield, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, ACIC Fine Chemicals Inc.
Malcolm Rosenthal, Executive Vice President, Austin Chemical Company, Inc.
Kevin Weithman, Business Development Manager, The Dow Chemical Company


About DCAT
DCAT is the premier business development association whose membership is comprised of companies that manufacture, distribute or provide services to the pharmaceutical, chemical, nutritional and related industries.

Erin Sanders
DCAT Communications Coordinator