About CPL

A contract development and manufacturing organization

Founded in 1991, CPL started with just a few employees in one facility with a handful of clients and a clear goal: To be the very best CDMO in the liquid and semi-solid contract manufacturing market. Today, we have more than 400 employees and a corporate park with two modern facilities that house our analytical labs, manufacturing suites, and warehouses. We work with 15 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies globally. And over the years, all of them have placed multiple products with us.

 

How did we do it? We decided to focus solely on non-sterile liquids and semi-solid dosage forms, and everything else followed.

Buildings and equipment don’t define us.

Instead, we work by these principles:

  • Culture is our foundation – the base on which everything else is built
  • Our facilities are safe, environmentally responsible places to work
  • Quality is pervasive – a way of life
  • We create partnerships that make it easy for stakeholders to do business with us

Management team.

Ken Paige

Chief Executive Officer

Jan Sahai

Vice President, Business Development

Rajiv Mathur

Vice President, Product Development

Erika De Rango

Vice President, Operations

Marcel Vieno

Vice President, Finance

Faye Van Der Vooren

Vice President, Human Resources

Colin Watson

Vice President, Quality

Ken Paige

Chief Executive Officer

Every CDMO has labs, manufacturing vessels, and packaging lines. What differentiates CPL is our culture and a sincere focus on staying true to our values.

 

 

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 more than 20 years in finance, manufacturing operations, marketing, and general management in private and public companies. Ken is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and has practiced public accounting with Price Waterhouse. He holds a Certified Director designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Jan Sahai

Vice President, Business Development

When a current or potential customer is looking for a CDMO in our space, I want CPL to be the first and only name that comes to mind.

 

 

Jan joined CPL in 2005. His mission is ensuring that every time a customer interacts with CPL, they have an outstanding experience. His primary role is to act as the interface between CPL and our customers to make sure the needs of both parties are satisfied.

 

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

Rajiv Mathur

Vice President, Product Development

My mantra is think innovation day and night, and each of our teams embodies that notion. That’s the attitude we bring to our customers.

 

 

Rajiv joined CPL in 2010 to build and lead teams of product and process development scientists. He is responsible for providing turnkey solutions for new product development through commercialization.

 

Prior to joining CPL, Rajiv worked in various capacities at IGI Laboratories, Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Technologies Services, Ranbaxy Laboratories, and Hoechst Pharmaceuticals. He has more than 30 years of experience with topical and liquid products in the pharmaceutical industry. At IGI, Rajiv headed the company as president and chief operating officer and served as board 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.

 

Rajiv holds a degree in pharmaceutical science and an MBA. He is the inventor and co-inventor of several lipid-based encapsulation technologies, cross-linked absorbent gels, and application patents, including 23 issued U.S. patents and several corresponding international patents.

Erika De Rango

Vice President, Operations

My team and I are focused on one thing: Get it right the first time, on time, every time. And we have the people and equipment to ensure that we meet that objective.

 

 

Erika has been with CPL for more than 20 years. She joined the company as our first GMP specialist in quality assurance. Within QA, Erika led validation and compliance prior to overseeing site compliance as director of quality systems.

 

Erika has been instrumental in modernizing our facility with state-of-the-art manufacturing vessels and new tube- and bottle-filling lines. She also led a significant internal transition centered on reshaping our manufacturing philosophy to focus on shortening timelines and reducing waste.

 

Erika holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto and attended the Executive Leadership Program at Queens University.

Marcel Vieno

Vice President, Finance

Numbers without words are meaningless. Understanding business needs and supporting the management team to meet the company’s strategic objectives is crucial – it’s about more than debits and credits.

 

 

Marcel joined CPL in 2009, bringing more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, including senior roles in the food, technology, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining CPL, Marcel was responsible for international credit risk management and billing operations at Research In Motion Limited.

 

Additionally, he spent several years with Patheon Inc., including his role as head of global PDS finance where he worked to support the growth of the company’s global product development services. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a business diploma with a focus on accounting from the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Faye Van Der Vooren

Vice President, Human Resources

We have a lot of bright, hardworking people at CPL. Our role is to make sure that every employee has the opportunity to realize their full potential.

 

 

Faye joined CPL in 2013 to lead CPL’s Human Resources team. She has more than 25 years of experience leading HR teams in pharma, financial services, and energy sectors.

 

Prior to joining CPL, Faye held senior HR leadership roles with Johnson and Johnson/McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Liberty Health, Organon BioSciences, Biovail Canada, and Direct Energy. Faye holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business degree from Schulich/York University.

Colin Watson

Vice President, Quality

At CPL we are committed to total quality assurance. That means quality facilities, people, processes, and products.

 

 

Colin joined CPL in 2015. His mission at CPL is to ensure quality oversight and compliance in all GMP-related efforts, and he plays a lead role in planning and implementing CPL’s strategic initiatives. He oversees all Quality Assurance and Control functions in the company, and he has made our focus on quality pervasive throughout the company.

 

Colin came to CPL with more than 25 years of progressive experience in branded and generic pharmaceuticals. He holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Waterloo.

A proud history of growth.

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