Press Release 

DCAT Announces 2010-2011 Board of Directors Slate

Robbinsville, NJ, August 06, 2010 –  DCAT’s Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the 2010-2011 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, 2010.

Officers of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (1 Year Term):
Bob Kanuga, Executive Director, External Manufacturing Operations, Merck & Co., Inc.
Sr. Vice President:
Joan Connolly, Associate Vice President, Clinical Supplies and Logistics, ImClone Systems Inc.
Finance Officer:
Tyson Popp, Vice President, Research & Development, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Vice President:
Lyra Myers, Senior Procurement Manager, cGMP Procurement, Genentech, Inc.

Vice Presidents of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (1 Year Term):
Biotechnology Industry Segment Vice President:
Dave Cady, Director, Global Strategic Sourcing, Amgen Inc.
Chemical Industry Segment Vice President:
Donald LaFerle, President, Sales & Marketing, IRIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Contract Formulation/Fill/Finish & Contract Packaging Industry Segment Vice President:
Pam Tyler, Purchasing Manager, DPT Labs, Ltd.
Pharmaceutical Industry Segment Vice President:
Ron Perry, Sr. Director, Worldwide Procurement, Pfizer Inc.
Pharmaceutical Services Industry Segment Vice President:
David McCleary, President, Custopharm, Inc.

Board of Directors (3 Year Term):

Ellen Gambichler, Director of Purchasing, Nycomed US
Michael Kopp, Vice President, North American Injectables, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Michael Rosenfelder, Director of Business Development, Merck & Co., Inc.
Joe Sutton, Director, Manufacturing Procurement, Eli Lilly and Company
Ruben Valdez, Global Sourcing Lead, Hospira, Inc.
Mike Velez, Sourcing Director, Merck & Co., Inc. 

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