Dr. Kutzer joins the company from Lonza, Inc., where he served as chief operating officer of Lonza, Inc., part of the Lonza Group. Since 2003, he has also served as chief operating officer and/or president of several Lonza divisions, including Pharma Biotech, Custom Manufacturing, Biopharmaceuticals and Performance Chemicals. Previously, he served as site director and vice president of operations of Lonza’s Bayport, TX facilities, and was director of process improvement at Lonza Guangzhou Ltd. in China.
“Stephan brings valuable leadership experience with over 18 years’ in the pharmaceutical industry. His diverse background in operations, technical services, API development and manufacturing positions him well to take our company to the next level,” said Susan Nestegard, acting chief executive officer. “He will continue our focus on best in class safety, quality, and exceeding customer expectations to achieve our vision of being the Contract Manufacturing and Development Organization (CDMO) of first choice in the pharmaceutical sector.”