Healthcare Industry News: influenza vaccine
News Release - May 22, 2007
Akorn Inc. Names Douglas R. Pinnell As Vice President, Vaccine SalesBUFFALO GROVE, Ill.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX ) today announced the appointment of Douglas R. Pinnell as Vice President, Vaccine Sales. Mr. Pinnell brings over fifteen years experience in vaccine sales and marketing, including substantial experience in building and leading pharmaceutical sales organizations.
Prior to joining Akorn, from 2005 to 2007 Mr. Pinnell served as Executive Sales and Marketing Consultant at NABI Biopharmaceuticals, Boca Raton, FL where his primary objective was to establish a sales and marketing campaign for new vaccines and biological products under clinical development. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Pinnell served as Vice President of Sales for Chiron Vaccines, where he directed sales operations for North America for Chiron's influenza, meningitis and rabies vaccine products.
Mr. Pinnell served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Powderject Pharmaceuticals, Oxford England, from 2000 through 2003. At Powderject he directed the re-launch of Powderject's influenza vaccine for the U.S. market. From 1995 through 1999, he served as Director of Sales for North American Vaccine, Inc., Beltsville, MD where he managed the product launches of several biotechnology-developed vaccines.
Arthur S. Przybyl, president and chief executive officer, stated, "We are excited to have Doug join our senior management team. He brings substantial leadership experience in the vaccine market and will have full responsibility for our third quarter diphtheria- tetanus vaccine launch."
About Akorn, Inc.
Akorn, Inc. manufactures and markets sterile specialty pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois and Somerset, New Jersey and markets and distributes an extensive line of hospital and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available at the Company's website at www.akorn.com.
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