Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging, a contract packager serving the global pharmaceutical industry with bottling, blistering, pouching, unit-of-use, compliance and secondary packaging services, made two key executive hires to close 2014, and to help increase business at its newly expanded facility:
- Steve Meeker, was named the new COO. He has more than three decades of pharmaceutical industry experience, including 18 years with Bayer Health Care LLC, where he was most recently vice president of product supply. Prior to that, he was head of business development for Highland Packaging, which later became Sanofi Pharmaceuticals. He holds a degree in Engineering at Ottawa University, and resides in St. Charles, MO.
- Dedicated QA specialist Edwin Miranda has become Legacy’s new director of quality. He has held QA positions at several noteworthy pharmaceutical companies, including tenures at URL Mutual Pharmaceuticals and UCB Pharma. He is a member of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Committee (APIC), as well as the Drug Information Association (DIA) and American Society for Quality (ASQ). He holds a degree in Biology & Chemistry at Angelo State University and, as a post-graduate, studied business at Webster University. He resides in Dardenne Prairie, MO.
The hires follow Legacy's recent move into a modernized 190,000-square-foot production facility and headquarters, which more than doubles the space of its previous facility. Upgrades to production and customer servicing capabilities, including 10 new packaging lines are joined there by a new Drug Enforcement Administration-approved Schedule II vault that can hold up to 300 pallets of product.