Averica Discovery Services Inc., announced today a new leadership team and the expansion into a larger facility to meet rising industry demand.
Paul Lefebvre has been promoted to General Manager of the company to work alongside Cindy Berger, Vice President of Operations. In addition, Heather Lane has been appointed to lead sales and marketing activities. Paul has led Averica’s growing laboratory since January 2008 when he joined from Waters. Heather brings over 19 years of business and sales experience in the healthcare sector, including sales and marketing roles at Avista Pharma Solutions and Catalent.
The appointment of the new leadership team coincides with the company’s move to a larger 16,000 sq ft facility adjacent to the vibrant Boston life sciences hub. The increased lab capacity is in response to higher demand for expert contract services to assist pharmaceutical chemists to develop robust, reliable, validation-ready methods on time and budget.
“We are excited about the broader service offering that Averica brings to the life sciences industry,” commented Charles Grubsztajn, Chief Operating Officer of Averica’ s parent company Neopharm Labs. “The leadership team’s track record and scientific acumen position it well to navigate this growth and to continue to provide industry-leading services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.”