LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Akorn, Inc. (AKRX), today announced that Dandy Dorado-Boladeres has been named as Executive Vice President of Global Quality, effective March 25, 2019. Mr. Dorado brings decades of pharmaceutical industry experience and expertise with a focus on operational quality and technical services. Mr. Dorado will report directly to Douglas Boothe, Akorn’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and play a critical role leading Akorn’s efforts to improve its operational efficiency and quality compliance. His experience and leadership will be a significant benefit as Akorn continues to promote a culture of compliance with an emphasis on safety, quality, performance and integrity.
Most recently, Mr. Dorado served as Vice President of Quality Affairs at American Regent, where he served on the executive leadership team. Previously, he served as a Sr. Vice President of Global Quality Services at Teva and VP of International Quality Operations at Allergan/Actavis where he successfully led the integration of the Actavis Generics Quality Services unit with Teva. He also served in a variety of roles at Actavis Pharmaceuticals where he led efforts to implement standardized best-practices across 32 manufacturing sites in 17 countries. Prior to his tenure at Actavis, Mr. Dorado held a number of technical operational roles across the pharmaceuticals industry. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico.
Douglas Boothe, President & CEO of Akorn, commented, “We are very pleased to announce Dandy as the newest member of the Akorn leadership team. Dandy’s deep expertise leading pharmaceutical organizations through challenging times will further strengthen Akorn. All quality functions will now be reporting to Dandy as part of our emphasis on accountability and cross-functional collaboration.”
Akorn, Inc. is a specialty generic pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of multisource and branded pharmaceuticals. Akorn has manufacturing facilities located in Decatur, Illinois; Somerset, New Jersey; Amityville, New York; Hettlingen, Switzerland and Paonta Sahib, India that manufacture ophthalmic, injectable and specialty sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals. Additional information is available on Akorn’s website at www.akorn.com.
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