Richard A. Saffee has been named general manager of large scale manufacturing at AMRI. Mr. Saffee will assume responsibility for all large scale manufacturing operations in Rensselaer, NY, including oversight for engineering, manufacturing and materials management, and will report to Dr. Steven Hagen, vice president of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.
Mr. Saffee has more than 23 years of industrial and leadership experience in the chemical manufacturing of bulk API in both human and animal health. Most recently, he led manufacturing activities for multiple U.S.-based operations as site leader for Pfizer Global Manufacturing. Prior to that, he served as site leader for a Pfizer Global Human Health bulk API operation in Holland, MI, previously owned by Parke-Davis. Prior to the Pfizer acquisition, Mr. Saffee held roles of increasing responsibility at Parke-Davis including director of chemical manufacturing and area production manager. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of chemical manufacturing, technology transfer, regulatory compliance and quality standards, purchasing and materials management, and managing global relationships.
Dr. Hagen said, "It is with pleasure that we welcome Mr. Saffee to the AMRI manufacturing leadership team. We are confident that his considerable expertise in leading API manufacturing operations in the large pharmaceutical environment will benefit the performance of this facility."