A solid, experienced team of leaders

 

 

 

KEN PAIGE – Chief Executive Officer

 

Ken brings diverse experience and talent to his role in providing the leadership to position CPL in the forefront of the industry.  Ken’s career with CPL began in 2000 as a member of the Board of Directors and in-house executive focusing primarily on corporate development and strategic planning. Prior to his tenure at CPL, Ken held executive positions for over 20 years in finance, manufacturing operations, marketing and general management in both large private and public companies.  Ken is a Chartered Accountant by profession having practiced public accounting with Price Waterhouse and he holds a Certified Director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors

 

 



 

 

 

JAN SAHAI – Vice President, Business Development

In his role as Vice President, Business Development, Jan is responsible for developing new business opportunities for all the CPL sites, as well as participating in the formulation and implementation of strategic plans, coordinating CPL marketing activities and building strong business relationships with new and existing clients.

Jan joined CPL in September 2005. Prior to joining CPL, Jan worked at GSK where he held progressively senior roles in sales (National Sales Manager, Specialty products), marketing (Marketing Director, CNS) and Corporate Communications. Additionally, Jan was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Investigation Unit at the University of Ottawa School of Medicine from 1989 to 1996.

Jan holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, a post-doctorate research fellowship from the Medical College of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario.

 

 

 

RAJIV MATHUR – Vice President, Product Development

Rajiv joined CPL in October 2010 to build and lead teams of product and process development scientists. He is responsible for providing turn-key solutions to our customer’s new product development through commercialization.

 

Prior to joining CPL, Rajiv worked in various capacities at IGI Laboratories, Inc., Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Technologies Services, Inc, Ranbaxy Laboratories, and Hoechst Pharmaceuticals.  At IGI, Rajiv headed the company as President and Chief Operating Officer and served on its Board, as Director, from 2005 – 2009.  As Vice President of Skin Care at Cardinal Health, Rajiv was responsible for Product Development and Manufacturing Operations at multiple sites for the Topical Products business unit.

 

With a degree in pharmaceutical science and an MBA, and more than three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Rajiv has successfully led teams of scientists and technical professionals in the development, testing and commercial manufacturing of new or improved, OTC and prescription, topical and liquid oral products.  He is the inventor and/or co-inventor of many of the lipid based encapsulation technology, cross-linked absorbent gels and application patents, including 23 issued U.S. Patents and several corresponding international patents. 

 

 

 

ERIKA De RANGO – Vice President, Operations

Erika has been a part of the CPL team for over 15 years.  She joined the company as our first GMP Specialist in Quality Assurance.  Within Quality Assurance, Erika led Validation and Compliance prior to overseeing site compliance as Director of Quality Systems.  She has been instrumental in the development of many of our GMP programs with particular emphasis on our often tested and highly respected cleaning, process and packaging validation programs. She also held the role of Manager, New Product Transfer.  In January 2009, Erika became the Focus Factory Leader of the Green Factory.  She has demonstrated tremendous insight and leadership during the significant transition to our lean organizational structure and has built a cohesive team both within the Factory and across Council functions.  In October 2010, Erika was appointed the Vice President.

 

Erika holds a BSc Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and attended the Executive Leadership Program at Queens University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCEL VIENO – Vice President, Finance

Marcel joined CPL in September 2009, bringing over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, including senior finance and accounting roles in the food, technology, construction and pharmaceutical industries. In his most recent role prior to joining CPL, Marcel was responsible for international credit risk management and billing operations for Research In Motion Limited. Additionally, he spent several years with Patheon Inc., including supporting the growth of their global product development services as head of global PDS finance.

 

He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Business Diploma, Accounting Major from Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology.