Catalent appoints SVP, technical operations

Catalent Pharma Solutions, a Somerset-based provider of technologies and solutions for health products, announced it has appointed Kay Schmidt to senior vice president, technical operations.

In this role, Schmidt will be responsible for leading a team and improving technology and operations at the company.

Reporting Alessandro Maselli, who earlier this month was appointed the company’s new president and chief operating officer, Schmidt will also focus on project management and managing Catalent’s environmental, health, security and safety processes.

“Kay’s experience in overseeing numerous large-scale programs makes her the ideal candidate to lead this vital function,” Maselli said. “In today’s pharmaceutical industry, coupling speed with continuous improvement, technical expertise, and operational consistency is critical to the ongoing success of our customer programs and enduring partnerships.”

Schmidt joined Catalent in 2009, most recently serving as vice president, product development in the company’s Biologics and Specialty Drug Delivery business. Before Catalent, she held various leadership roles at GE Healthcare.

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