People spotlight — September 2021


The latest people news happenings over the past month

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced that Robert Mauch, PharmD, PhD, group president of AmerisourceBergen, was elected to a second term as chairman of HDA’s board of directors. Chad Gielen, president/CEO of Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Inc., will again serve as vice chairman.

Medable Inc., a cloud platform for patient-centered drug development, has hired MaryAnne Rizk, PhD, as chief strategy officer. Dr. Rizk has more than 20 years of experience managing partnerships and ecosystems to accelerate development across technology (Oracle, Medidata), pharma (Merck & Co.), and clinical research organizations (IQVIA).

AeroSafe Global, a cold-chain solutions provider, has brought on Rick Lozano as chief commercial officer. Lozano, a pharmaceutical distribution sales executive, brings 20-plus years of experience to the role, where he will drive new sales and organic account expansion. Lozano will work closely with AeroSafe Global’s chief digital officer, Scott Whyte.

Matthew Coyle. Credit: LinkedIn

Matthew Coyle. Credit: LinkedIn

Capital Rx, a health technology company, announced the appointment of Matthew Coyle as senior vice president and general manager of pharmacy benefit administration (PBA) services. Coyle brings 25 years of market-building, strategy and sales experience to the company. In his new role, Coyle will be responsible for driving adoption of CapitalRx’s enterprise pharmacy platform in existing and new markets, including health plans, prescription drug savings programs and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) adjudication services.

Quanticate, a global data-focused contract research organization (CRO), has named Nick Darbey as the company's executive vice president of business development. Drawing on Darbey’s track record of growing CROs, Quanticate will leverage his business development leadership to support the growth of the business.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Philip Goh as its regional vice president for Asia-Pacific, effective immediately. Goh succeeds Conrad Clifford, who has been IATA’s deputy director general since July 1. Goh is a 34-year veteran of the airline industry. He has held various senior management roles at Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways in London, and has extensive experience working throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Margot Hannah. Credit: LinkedIn

Margot Hannah. Credit: LinkedIn

OPEN Health, which combines scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support clients in improving health outcomes and patient well-being, has appointed Margot Hannah as the new CEO of OPEN Health Communications. Since joining OPEN Health in 2011, Hannah has held various positions, most recently as president of the Medical Communications Center of Excellence. As CEO, she will be responsible for more than 500 people, with overall accountability for the medical and brand communications services, including publications, medical education, learning and development, and creative and digital services.

Tekni-Plex, a provider of medical device components, has named Chris Qualters as CEO of the company’s healthcare division. Qualters joined Tekni-Plex in November as president of Tekni-Plex Medical, responsible for all aspects of the company’s global medical device business. His new responsibilities have been expanded to include all Tekni-Plex businesses related to healthcare, including product solutions for patient care covering medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery and sterilizable materials.

Beghou Consulting, which supports life sciences companies in managing their commercial operations, recently promoted Jason Keglovitz and Carl Onak, experienced data and software engineers, to director positions. As director of software engineering, Keglovitz will oversee the addition of new features and capabilities to Beghou’s cloud-based application platform that enables users to manage data, commercial tactics and reporting. As director of data engineering, Onak will spearhead enhancements to Beghou’s cloud-based data management and analytics tool.

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