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OUR EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Syed E Abidi

Syed E. Abidi, Ph.D.

Executive Chairman

John Fowler_Pres_CEO

John Fowler

President and CEO

Thomas G. Pamukcoglu

Tom Pamukcoglu

Vice President of Quality

George Sanders

George Sanders

Vice President of Human Resources

Christian Ahlmark

Christian Ahlmark

Vice President of Business Development

David Fidler

David Fidler

Senior Director of Supply Chain

Sundeep Sethia

Sundeep Sethia, Ph.D.

Head of R&D

Devan Patel

Devan Patel

Vice President of Client Services

Robert M Talley

Robert M Talley

Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Syed E Abidi

Syed E. Abidi, Ph.D.
Executive Chairman

Syed E. Abidi, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical formulation development and is an original founding member of Pii. Dr. Abidi has extensive experience in dosage form development, including capsules, tablets, modified-release tablets, suspensions, solutions, small volume parenterals, suppositories, creams, ointments, gels, inhalation aerosols and transdermals. He also has experience with pre-approval inspection preparation and with the scale-up and launch of major pharmaceutical products (both prescription and OTC).

Prior to joining Pii, Dr. Abidi served as the Vice President of American Drug Development, Inc. from 1994 to 1995, where he was responsible for research and development activities. He also worked as the Director of Pharmaceutics at Hercon Laboratories, as a Principal Scientist for Applied Analytical, Inc., and as a Senior Scientist for Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Abidi earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from Karachi University in Pakistan in 1975, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Mississippi in 1977.

John Fowler_Pres_CEO

John Fowler
President and CEO

Mr. John Fowler brings more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and chemical industry experience to Pii. He most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma Solutions, a CDMO serving generic companies worldwide. Prior to joining Piramal, he was the Divisional CEO of the Global Fine Chemical business at Johnson Matthey. Mr. Fowler also held senior leadership roles in several business verticals at JM, including Pharmaceutical Materials and Services, Environmental Catalysts, and Technologies, among others. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from Bucknell University and an MBA from St. Joseph University.

George Sanders

George Sanders
Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. George Sanders joined Pii in June of 2022 with more than 30 years of experience in Human Resources. He previously led the Americas Human Resource department for Getinge Group, a global medical technology company. He also served as Global Human Resource Director for Medical and Scientific Affairs at Olympus Corp. of the Americas, as well as Head of Human Resources for IntegraMed Fertility. While Mr. Sanders’ has human resource experience in FDA-regulated industries, his knowledge in this area extends beyond pharma into the electronics and motorcycle, and automotive industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Thomas G. Pamukcoglu

Tom Pamukcoglu
Vice President of Quality

Tom Pamukcoglu has an extensive history overseeing the manufacture of sterile drugs, biologics, and vaccines in both Quality and Manufacturing roles. He brings a wealth of knowledge in aseptic processing, quality system design and implementation, and process validation to Pii. Tom previously served as Head of Quality – Sterile Solutions at ICU Medical. Prior to ICU, he held Quality leadership roles at Cognate, Lonza, AstraZeneca, Medimmune, SAFC Biosciences, and Abbott/Hospira. Tom is trained in Six Sigma, CAPA, TQM, and Lean Manufacturing, and he holds a certificate from the University of Tennessee Parenteral Drug Manufacturing program. He has a Master of Business Administration, Management from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from State University of New York at Albany.

Christian Ahlmark

Christian Ahlmark
Vice President of Business Development

With more than 30 years of experience in pharma contract service operations, Mr. Christian Ahlmark joins Pii as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. A respected sales leader and account executive, his knowledge of injectable and solid drug product and API development and manufacture ranges from clinic to commercial, domestic to international. Mr. Ahlmark most recently serviced as Vice President Business Development, North America, for IDT Biologika. He also held lead sales and business positions at Corden Pharma International, Kemwell Biopharma, CoreRx Inc., Lancaster Labs, Inc., and Applied Analytical Inc. (now Alcami). Mr. Ahlmark was also a co-founder of Magellan Laboratories Inc. (now Catalent Pharma Services).

David Fidler

David Fidler
Head of Supply Chain

David Fidler has more than 30 years of project management and operations experience in the pharmaceutical industry having held a number of senior leadership positions. With his knowledge of supply chain, David has developed and implemented streamlined planning and materials management strategies. He also has significant regulatory compliance expertise, working extensively and directly with FDA and EMA investigators and inspectors. He most recently worked at Aphena Pharma Solutions, responsible for the liquids division, leading an FDA audit and 483 responses. Prior to Aphena, David worked for Pii for 15 years, and has also held leadership positions at GEA Niro Pharma Systems in the UK. David holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, Warwick Business School.

Sundeep Sethia

Sundeep Sethia, Ph.D.
Head of R&D

Sundeep Sethia joined Pii in September 2018 as Senior Director of Pharmaceutical R&D. He has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Sethia formerly served as the Director of Pharmaceutical R&D at Amneal Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Amneal, he held positions of increasing responsibility at both Teva and Barr Laboratories in R&D. His expertise is in drug development across a broad range of therapeutic areas and dosage forms. He has a proven track record in generic drug development and approvals.

Dr. Sethia received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from St. John’s University, NY. He earned a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and Pharmacy, respectively from Jadavpur University in India. He has co-authored various peer-reviewed scientific publications and patents/patent applications.

Devan Patel

Devan Patel
Vice President of Client Services

Devan Patel, who joined Pii in 2012, is Vice President of Client Services where oversees Pii’s Business Operations functions. He previously served as Pii’s Senior Director, Project Management since 2012. In that role, Devan played a key role in Pii’s development and commercial programs for orals and injectables. With his leadership, Pii has built a world-class Project Management Organization (PMO) consistently characterized by superb customer experience. Over the years, Devan has used his knowledge and technical skills to play a vital role for the Operations team, managing key initiatives for the Parenteral/Sterile business unit, including managing the overall scheduling and planning of all Aseptic Operations. His collaborative style when working with cross-functional teams across Pii’s business units and ability to anticipate problems before they occur as raised the role of project management to an artform. Devan delivers a positive, outcomes-focused experience for our client-partners, from initial contact through successful completion of each project.

Devan earned his Bachelors in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland and a M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.

Robert M Talley

Robert M Talley
Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Robert M. Talley joined Pii in August 2022 and is Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.  He has over 40 years of experience in significant corporate roles, including those related to pharmaceuticals.

Bob was previously with Johnson Matthey for 28 years, where he was last President – Corporate, General Counsel & Secretary for the North American operations, including pharmaceuticals and other advanced technologies.  Before that, for some 15 years, he held senior HR positions at a leading, large steel manufacturing complex and was an employment and labor attorney with the U. S. Steel Law Department.  He has been a 30+ year member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and was the president and member of the board of the Greater Philadelphia chapter.

Bob received his B.S. in Business Management from the College of New Jersey and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Temple University Beasley School of Law.  He is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina.