New organisational structure for West

Will establish global Commercial, Operations and Innovation & Technology organisations

West Pharmaceutical Services has changed its organisational structure and will no longer operate two separate units for its Packaging and Delivery System businesses. Instead, the firm will set up global Commercial, Operations and Innovation & Technology organisations with the aim of providing more comprehensive and tailored products and services for customers.

The new global Commercial team will drive growth across three markets: Biologics, Generics and Pharma, and will include marketing, sales and contract manufacturing services, as well as technical customer support for West's full portfolio of offerings. Karen Flynn, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, who previously held the position of President, Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems, will lead this organisation.

A new global Innovation & Technology team has been established to create the next generation of products from incubation to the commercial stage, across the packaging, containment and delivery product areas. John Paproski, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, who was previously President, Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems, will lead this team.

As announced in October 2015, the company is accelerating efforts throughout its global supply chain to improve service, quality and profitability and the global Operations team will report directly to Eric Green, President and CEO.

'This is an exciting time for West, as we continue to expand our global footprint, grow our integrated drug containment and delivery product offerings, and take steps to optimise our manufacturing network to help our biotech and pharmaceutical customers deliver innovative, new medicines to patients across the globe,' said Green.

'I am confident that this new organisational structure and the team we have in place to lead it will drive our strategy forward and deliver results for West, our customers and our shareholders.'

The remainder of West's executive leadership team is unchanged: William Federici is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Annette Favorite is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; while George Miller is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

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