Xcelience Hires Clinical Supplies VP; Opens Birmingham, UK Site
Xcelience announced today the hiring of Joseph Iacobucci as Vice President of Clinical Supplies and Services. Mr. Iacobucci brings nearly 30 years of experience in clinical packaging and supply services, including 23 years as a Vice President for Clinical Systems, Inc. His responsibilities there included business development of contract services and software products. He also served as an internal resource for softwarproduct development for clinical label generation systems and clinical inventory management systems. He is a registered pharmacist, a long-standing member of Global Clinical Supplies Group (GCSG), an active member of Equal Partners in Clinical Supplies (EPICS), and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).
“Very few individuals know this industry with as much depth as Joe,” says CEO and President Derek Hennecke. “He is broadly recognized as an industry expert, both domestically and internationally. Joe has the experience and the ability to shape and grow Xcelience into a global, world leader of clinical supply services.”
Mr. Iacobucciwill be instrumental in overseeing Xcelience's first international expansion in Birmingham, UK. The new depot labeling facility, set to begin operations in February 2014, will provide a central distribution hub for labeling and distribution throughout Europe and is the first step in a multi-stage planto provide clients with aglobal clinical packagingand distribution service.
Mr. Iacobucci is the second addition to the executive management team this fall, after the hiring of Mr. Lindon Fellows as Chief Operations Officer in September. Mr. Fellows brings over 30 years of experience and a proven record of success in site management, manufacturing, product development, quality assurance, quality control and regulatory affairs and validation. His most recent positions include Senior Vice President of Technical Operations at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, andVice President of Corporate Quality Assurance at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Prior to July 2004, he held various international positions of increasing responsibility at DSM Life Sciences Products, a Dutch pharmaceuticals manufacturing company, including Managing Director, Director of Quality Compliance and Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs with responsibility for anti-infectives, fine chemicals and food sciences.
“I’ve know Mr. Fellows for over twenty years,” says Hennecke. “Not only is he an inspiring leader with an incredibly strong track record in our industry, but there are few people able to navigate the detailed and stringent quality requirements of today’s industry with the depth of knowledge and finesse that Lindon brings.”