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Brecon Pharmaceuticals has appointed Peter Belden as managing director. He previously held the post of senior vice-president, sales and marketing at Brecon's AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group sister company, Anderson Packaging (Rockford, IL, USA). He worked at Anderson for 7 years and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical packaging industry. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr Belden also has an MBA from DePaul University. The appointment further strengthens links between Brecon and its US sister companies and underlines AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group's commitment to offer a truly global service for the pharmaceutical sector. "I'm delighted to be joining Brecon at such an exciting time," says Mr Belden. "There is a very strong and deeply experienced team in place and the company's reputation for quality and customer service is second to none. Changing business models in the pharmaceutical industry mean that manufacturers are increasingly looking for full service packaging rather than ad hoc contract packaging. Brecon has made substantial investments in equipment and services to support pharmaceutical products through their entire life cycle, from early phase clinical trials to commercialization and beyond, such that the company is perfectly positioned to offer exactly what the industry needs. And the ongoing harmonization of capabilities at AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group companies enables us to extend our reach globally," affirms Mr Belden.

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Simultaneous with Mr Belden's appointment, Andrew Billington has been promoted to senior director, operations. Mr Billington, who has been with Brecon for 17 years, is currently taking responsibility for the company's Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence initiatives. "When it comes to getting a new chemical entity to market, every day counts," says Peter Belden. "No one understands this better than the team at Brecon and it's this deep appreciation of the market we serve that will ensure we go on to achieve even greater success in the future."

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Title Annotation:NEWS; Brecon Pharmaceuticals appointments
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Date:Jan 1, 2010
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