Actavis has announced an updated business structure for its U.S. Specialty Brands business designed to maximize the company's position in key therapeutic areas and position it for continued long-term growth.
Under its new structure, Actavis' U.S. Specialty Brands business has been refocused as four business units - Women's Health, Urology/Gastroenterology (GI), Dermatology/Established Brands and Business Operations. The Company announced the appointment of Herm Cukier to lead the U.S. Specialty Brands Women's Healthcare category, Charles Sabino, Jr., to lead the U.S. Specialty Brands Urology and GI therapeutic category, and Thomas Griffin, Jr., to lead the Business Operations team. The Company is actively engaged in planning efforts related to the leadership of the U.S. Specialty Brands Dermatology and Established Brands business. The four business unit leaders will report to Tim Callahan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, who reports to Fred Wilkinson, President, Actavis Specialty Brands.
"The significant increase in size and complexity of our U.S. Specialty Brands business, following the acquisition of Warner Chilcott last year, demands that we have the right structure and exceptional leadership team in place to drive our continued commercial success in the future," said Mr. Wilkinson. "We believe this business unit structure will provide the most effective way to manage our larger portfolio, provide deeper product and customer insights and deliver the necessary focus to drive continued growth in each therapeutic category within our U.S. Specialty Brands business."