Cambrex, which is backed by Permira, has named Tom Loewald as CEO and a member of its board of directors. His appointment becomes effective September 7, 2020. Currently, Loewald is president of ProAmpac’s flexibles division. Cambrex is a provider of drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cambrex, the leading small molecule company providing drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle, today announced that Tom Loewald has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective September 7th. As previously announced, in the interim, the company will be led by an Office of the CEO comprised of Wayne Hewett, Chairman of the Board, Robert Green, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Samantha Hanley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Mr. Loewald is a 15-year veteran of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he served in several senior executive roles during his tenure, including Chief Commercial Officer, President of the Analytical Instruments Group, President of the Laboratory Products Group and President of the Laboratory Equipment Division. He currently serves as President of the Flexibles Division of ProAmpac, a leading flexible packaging manufacturer. Earlier in his career he held leadership positions at Tyco International and General Electric. Mr. Loewald currently serves on the Board of Directors of Harvard BioScience, a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of solutions to advance life science.
“Cambrex has a phenomenal reputation for providing unmatched expertise, innovation and customer service across the entire drug lifecycle, and I am thrilled to be joining the company at a time when bringing therapeutics to patients across the globe is more important than ever,” said Mr. Loewald. “I am eager to get to work, alongside the talented leadership team, to further solidify the company’s position as a leader in the CDMO market.”
Wayne Hewett, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, “Tom’s deep knowledge of life sciences and manufacturing, and strong commercial, operating and financial focus, make him the ideal leader for Cambrex as we approach this phase of accelerated growth. We are confident that he will be an excellent fit for the company’s customer-centric culture and look forward to supporting him and the entire team on the exciting road ahead.”
Cambrex is the leading small molecule company that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. The company provides customers with an end-to-end partnership for the research, development and manufacture of small molecule therapeutics. With over 35 years of experience and a growing team of over 2,000 experts servicing global clients from sites in North America and Europe, Cambrex is a trusted partner in branded and generic markets for API and dosage form development and manufacturing.
Cambrex offers a range of specialist drug substance technologies and capabilities including biocatalysis, continuous flow, controlled substances, solid state science, material characterization and highly potent APIs. In addition, Cambrex can support conventional dosage forms including oral solids, semi-solids and liquids and has the expertise to manufacture specialist dosage forms such as modified-release, fixed dose combination, pediatric, bi-layer tablets, stick packs, topicals, controlled substances, sterile and non-sterile ointments.
For more information, please visit www.cambrex.com
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments, in companies with the objective of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. The Permira funds have made over 250 private equity investments in four key sectors: Technology, Consumer, Services, and Healthcare. Permira employs over 250 people in 14 offices across Europe, North America, and Asia.