Pacira BioSciences, Inc. Appoints Christopher Young as Chief Manufacturing Officer
TAMPA, Fla., April 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX), the industry leader in its commitment to non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions, today announced the appointment of Christopher Young to the position of Chief Manufacturing Officer. Mr. Young will be responsible for oversight of all manufacturing activities across the Pacira product portfolio including supply chain design, product life cycle management, demand and requirements planning, capacity, and product launches across all global manufacturing locations.
“Chris is a seasoned operations professional with strong and well-rounded manufacturing expertise, and a keen leadership acumen,” said Dave Stack, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pacira. “He has a proven track record of results in all critical areas of operations and a demonstrated history of building solid teams, consistently increasing output, and driving gross margin improvements.”
Prior to joining Pacira, Mr. Young served as Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Akorn Inc, where he oversaw manufacturing at four global sites and directed global operations, procurement, supply chain, technical services, engineering, security, and distribution. Previous to his tenure at Akorn, Mr. Young spent five years as Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Alvogen Inc with similar responsibilities including managing employees, operations and capital budgets at five manufacturing sites, directing technical transfer, and operational excellence in support of $1 billion in sales worldwide. Mr. Young has also held positions of increasing responsibility at Actavis/Alpharma/Purepac Pharmaceutical Co, Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals, and Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc.
“I am pleased to join the Pacira management team, and excited to lead the manufacturing activities associated with the incredible assets in the Pacira product portfolio,” said Mr. Young. “I look forward to contributing to the corporate vision of providing opioid alternatives to as many patients as possible, and to advancing patient care through the manufacturing of best-in-class products to treat acute and chronic pain.”
About Pacira BioSciences
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCRX) is the industry leader in its commitment to non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions to improve patients’ journeys along the neural pain pathway. The company’s long-acting local analgesic, EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) was commercially launched in the United States in April 2012. EXPAREL utilizes DepoFoam®, a unique and proprietary product delivery technology that encapsulates drugs without altering their molecular structure, and releases them over a desired period of time. In April 2019, Pacira acquired the iovera° system, a handheld cryoanalgesia device used to deliver precise, controlled doses of cold temperature only to targeted nerves. To learn more about Pacira, including the corporate mission to reduce overreliance on opioids, visit www.pacira.com.
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