|By Business Wire||
|November 12, 2012 12:17 PM EST||
QPharma, Inc. has announced the recruitment of Kathy Pettinato to the position of Regional Director, Midwest Region. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Pettinato will support the regulatory compliance firm’s activities in the Midwest states as well as identify new business opportunities throughout the region, which is a home to a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Pettinato previously spent more than seven years at Astellas Pharma US as Assistant Director of Sampling and Marketing Operations, where she oversaw sample transparency and other PDMA compliance programs as well as product launches, alternative sampling programs, and IT implementations. Her prior experience also includes management-level roles at Sanofi-Aventis and Baxter Healthcare. Kathy holds a degree in Communications Psychology from Roosevelt University.
“Kathy’s experience in diverse areas that include PDMA compliance, product launches, and system implementations uniquely positions her to support both QPharma’s growing Professional Services business as well as our Commercial Services division,” said QPharma President and CEO Pat Den Boer. “She is a seasoned business leader whose expertise will be essential to our success — and that of our clients — as we expand our presence in key life sciences sectors throughout the nation.”
“QPharma’s reputation for helping its clients thrive and excel in a challenging regulatory environment is well-deserved,” added Pettinato. “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to play a part in the company’s continued growth and evolution.”
About QPharma, Inc.
QPharma provides a suite of services and solutions to the life sciences industry. Services offered by the company’s Professional Services division include complete validation services, project management, auditing, and training. The Commercial Services division provides solutions in such areas as aggregate spend reporting, PDMA compliance, online training, warehousing and fulfillment, and brand marketing and sales support. The company’s engineers, regulatory compliance experts, and brand consultants have been proudly serving the life sciences industry since 1994. To learn more, visit www.qpharmacorp.com.