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Leadership

James C. Mullen

James C. Mullen

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mullen joined Patheon in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Patheon, he served as CEO and President at Biogen Idec Inc. from 2003 to 2010, one of the world's largest biotechnology companies. Mr. Mullen was responsible for the merger of Biogen and Idec Pharmaceuticals, serving as CEO and President of Biogen from 2000 to 2002, and Chairman, CEO and President of Biogen until the merger was complete in 2003. Additionally, Mr. Mullen held various operating positions at Biogen prior to becoming CEO, including Vice President, Operations, and several manufacturing and engineering positions over a nine-year period at SmithKline Beckman. Mr. Mullen possesses over 30 years of industry experience, ranging from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals to specialty chemicals, as well as extensive expertise in pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions. Currently, he is a Board of Director for Perkins Elmer Inc. and a trustee on The Rivers School, as well as former Chairman of the Biotechnology Industry Association. Mr. Mullen holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University.

Michael Lehmann

Michael Lehmann

President, Global PDS and Interim Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

Mr. Lehmann joined Patheon in 2012 as President of Global Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) and was also later appointed the role of Interim Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. He was most recently Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Early Development business of Covance from 2005 to 2012, which is one of the world’s largest drug development services companies. In his role, he was responsible for global early development and P&L management; and key accomplishments included executive leadership in strategic deals between Covance, Lilly and Sanofi. Prior to joining Covance, Mr. Lehmann worked for 17 years at GE's Healthcare in key operational and management roles. His career started with a focus in client services, managing large call centers for both external customers and repair technicians. In 1998, he was tasked with assisting in the integration of the company’s MECON acquisition, operational and clinical performance optimization services. Mr. Lehmann progressed through various other comparable roles to emerge as the General Manager of the Multivendor Solutions business in 2003, where he was responsible for facilitating the upkeep and repair of other OEM diagnostic imaging equipment and accessories with complete P&L responsibilities.   

Mr. Lehmann holds a M.B.A. from Marquette University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Catholic University of America.


Geoffrey M. Glass

Geoffrey M. Glass

President, Banner Life Sciences

Mr. Glass is responsible for Patheon’s Banner Life Sciences business unit.  This includes the research, development and commercialization of products on a worldwide basis across the landscape of nutritionals, over-the-counter and prescription medicines.  He originally joined Patheon as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Integration and was later promoted to Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing in 2009. Mr. Glass was appointed to his current position as President of Banner Life Sciences in 2012.  Prior to joining Patheon, he spent about five years on the Executive Team at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Mr. Glass was the Senior Vice President, Asian Operations where he had responsibilities for all of Valeant's business affairs in the region, which included over 250 products in 14 countries. Prior to leading the Asian business, Mr. Glass also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Mr. Glass was the Global Leader of Life Sciences Operations Excellence Practice for Cap Gemini (formerly Ernst & Young LLP Consulting). During his tenure at Cap Gemini, Mr. Glass led global teams through the successful implementation of business and IT transformations at a number of leading life sciences organizations. Mr. Glass earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science at the University of Arizona.

Aqeel Fatmi

Aqeel Fatmi, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Fatmi joined Patheon in 2013 as Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development of the proprietary products and technology business as well as Patheon’s Chief Scientific Officer.  He possesses over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has held several global leadership positions focused on the areas of research & development and supply chain/operations management.  Most recently, Dr. Fatmi served on Banner Pharmacaps’ global leadership team as Global Vice President, Research & Development and Operations.  In this role, he managed the development, registration, tech transfer and launch of new and existing proprietary and customer products, as well as the oversight of all of the company's production operations.  Dr. Fatmi was a founder of the Georgia Combinatorial Chemistry Center at Georgia State University in Atlanta with a focus to discover small molecule drugs for cancer, HIV and other infectious diseases.  He spent a major part of his career at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Senior Vice President of Research & Development, being responsible for the development, approval and launch of new drugs. Dr. Fatmi holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from The University of Georgia, Athens.  After graduation Dr. Fatmi was a National Science Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow for one year at The University of Georgia.


Paul M. Garofolo

Paul M. Garofolo

Executive Vice President, Global PDS Operations

Mr. Garofolo serves as Executive VP, Global PDS Operations, bringing over 18 years of experience in technology and management consulting leadership. He joined Patheon in 2008 as Chief Information Officer and later served as Chief Technology Officer overseeing operational excellence, IT, engineering and procurement.  Mr. Garofolo transitioned from CTO into PDS in 2011 to help implement the new business operations function and was later promoted to Executive VP of Global PDS Operations.  Prior to joining Patheon, he served as Chief Information Officer at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., as well as Chief Technology Officer for Broadlane Group, the fourth largest group purchasing organization within the U.S. healthcare market. He also worked in the management consulting industry for both Ernst & Young and Oracle.  Mr. Garofolo holds a B.S./B.A. from the University of Arizona with a concentration in management information systems.


Stuart Grant

Stuart Grant

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Grant joined Patheon in 2012 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was a key player in the creation and execution of a company-wide strategy that stabilized, funded and enabled commercialization activities. Prior to BioCryst, Mr. Grant was Group Chief Financial Officer for Serono SA, Europe's largest biotechnology company. Over 12 years, he served in various senior operating and financial roles, including Finance Director for Swiss Manufacturing Operations and then General Manager of the company's manufacturing laboratories. Mr. Grant also spent 15 years in finance at Digital Equipment Corporation, and several years working as a tax consultant and senior auditor for Price Waterhouse in Glasgow, Scotland.


Michael E. Lytton

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, and General Counsel

Mr. Lytton leads the company's strategy and corporate development activities, as well as its global legal team. Prior to joining Patheon, Mr. Lytton was Executive Vice President, Corporate and Business Development of Biogen Idec from 2008-2011.  From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Lytton was General Partner with Oxford Bioscience Partners, a venture capital firm investing in therapeutic, diagnostic and life science tool companies. He practiced law from 1984-2000 and specialized in representing biomedical companies; he was Partner and a member of the Executive Committee of the law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer and was Partner of the law firm Wilmer Hale. Mr. Lytton served as Chairman of the Board of Santhera Pharmaceuticals AG from 2004-2011, and has also served on various boards of many other academic, nonprofit and private and public for-profit companies. Mr. Lytton holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London, U.K., where he was a Fulbright Scholar; he also has a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.


Francisco R. Negron

Senior Vice President, North America Commercial Operations and Global Integration

Mr. Negron serves as Senior Vice President, North America Commercial Operations and Global Integration within the global CMO business unit.  Mr. Negron joined Patheon in November 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s operations in Puerto Rico. Mr. Negron has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  He has served in various senior positions, including Global Vice President for Novartis Consumer Health, Over-the-Counter and Pharmaceutical Products with specific focus on global process improvement initiatives. Prior to joining Novartis, he also served as Vice President Manufacturing and Supply at Valeant Pharmaceuticals and Site General Manager for McNeil Consumer Healthcare.  Mr. Negron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico.


Antonio Magnelli

Senior Vice President, European Commercial Operations

Mr. Magnelli serves as Senior Vice President, European Commercial Operations within the global CMO business unit.  He joined Patheon in July 2000 and has held progressively senior roles leading to his appointment in October 2008 to Executive Director and General Manager of the company’s facility in Monza, Italy.  Mr. Magnelli has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and began his career in 1993.  Prior to joining Patheon, he held key roles in engineering at Sanofi-Aventis and is specialized in lyophilization. Mr. Magnelli holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Calabria, with a concentration in chemical processes.


Harry Gill

Senior Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement

Mr. Gill serves as Senior Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement.  He joined Patheon in 2010 as Global Vice President of Operational Excellence and North America Vice President of Business Management, and was later promoted to his current position. He brings over 25 years of experience in quality, plant operations, technical services and operational excellence, having held various positions at Wyeth (now known as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals) and Baxter Healthcare Corporation. In addition, he has eight years of combined international experience in Asia and Puerto Rico. Mr. Gill received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Milligan College and a Masters of Science in microbiology from East Tennessee State University. 


Rebecca Holland New

Rebecca Holland New

Chief Human Resources Officer & Sr. Vice President of Corp. Communications

Mrs. Holland New serves as Chief HR Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications at DPx Holdings. She has a wealth of experience leading and developing business leadership, strategies and operational processes within growing global healthcare organizations. Before joining DPx Holdings, Mrs. Holland New held the same position at Patheon, Inc. Prior to that, she was Global Vice President of Human Resources at Bausch & Lomb. Before becoming Global VP, HR at Bausch & Lomb, she held global human resources leadership positions at the company’s business operations, talent, corporate and pharmaceutical business units as well as global research and development. Prior to joining Bausch & Lomb, Mrs. Holland New held human resources leadership positions at Novo Nordisk and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Health Policy Institute and is active member with the HR Public Policy Association.   Mrs. Holland New earned a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations as well as a Bachelor of Science in economics, marketing and finance from Cornell University. In addition, she completed course work toward a Ph.D./Master of Science in organizational psychology from Columbia University and Rutgers University.



Ray Guidotti

Vice President, Global Engineering and Capacity Planning

Mr. Guidotti serves as Vice President of Global Engineering and Capacity Planning.  He joined Patheon in 2009 and brings over 25 years of experience in engineering, facilities and project management. Mr. Guidotti started his pharmaceutical career with Bristol-Myers Squibb and since then, has held progressively senior technical leadership positions within the industry.  Prior to joining Patheon, he spent a number of years in an industry consulting practice, supporting various pharmaceutical clients in developing and executing network strategy and business change projects. Mr. Guidotti holds a degree in marine engineering from NY Maritime College and is a registered professional engineer.


Gary L. Shope

Gary L. Shope

Chief of Staff

Mr. Shope serves as Chief of Staff to Patheon's Executive Committee. Previously, he worked as an international business adviser for the Riyadh Technology Valley in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Shope has also served as Vice President and officer for the Research Triangle Park Foundation, as well as owner and operator of the internationally recognized Research Triangle Park. Furthermore, he directed international business development at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, including direct activity with two NC governors. In addition, Mr. Shope served as principal of Schottenstein, Zox, & Dunn, a law firm headquartered in Columbus, OH. He earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and attended a one-year program at Yale University after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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