Founder and CEO
|Mitch is the CEO of PL Developments and an original founding partner. He has been the visionary in growing the business from a small start-up company with no internal operations, to a leading OTC manufacturer, packager, and marketer to the Private Label retail industry. Other PLD business currently includes contract manufacturing and contract packaging to major OTC and nutritional companies. Mitch holds a BA in Communications and Political Science from Queens College, and attended St. John’s University for his Master’s Degree.
He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA). Mitch resides on Long Island with his wife, Linda, where he is an active member in the Long Island business and philanthropic community.
Chief Commercial Officer
|John holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer. John’s primary responsibilities include the achievement of overall corporate sales & profitability targets, both short and long-term. Such responsibilities include managing the sales, marketing and business analytics teams, as well as the development of a robust product pipeline through internal product development and external product licensing. John has been in the drug development and OTC pharmaceutical business for 15 years, with expertise in sales and business development. He is a member of the company’s Leadership Board and contributes to the company’s strategic direction. John holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a MBA from the Kenan-Flager School of Business, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.|
|Evan is the President of PL Developments. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with a BS in Logistics, Transportation & Supply Chain Management. Evan began his career at PLD as the Manager of Supply Chain and Planning. He next took on the role of Executive VP, Corporate Development, where he had responsibilities for executing the corporate strategy through business partnerships and M&A activities. As of January 1, 2014, Evan was named President of PL Developments. In this role, he continues to be responsible for articulating and executing the corporate strategy, as well as leading the 1,100+ dedicated associates at the company. Outside of PLD, Evan is involved in several community and business organizations. He resides in New York City and is an avid traveler and sports fan.|
|Dana S. Toops
Chief Scientific Officer
|Dana is the Chief Scientific Officer overseeing PL Developments’ research and development, as well as the quality and regulatory departments. He has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, holding various roles of increasing responsibility at companies such as Pharmacia, Pfizer, Banner Pharmacaps, and now PLD. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame|
Chief Supply Chain Officer
|Tom is the Chief Supply Chain Officer overseeing PL Developments’ information technology. He has 19 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, spending 12 of those years in large jewelry manufacturing. Tom has implemented multiple information management systems to improve internal controls and efficiencies across multiple industries. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Communications from Barry University, Andreas School of Business in Miami.|
Chief Financial Officer
|Rich holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. His primary responsibilities as a member of the executive management team are driving the expansion of the company through careful allocation of resources and improved financial-related business processes, as well as funding its dynamic growth. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, and lender relationships. Rich has over 20 years of financial experience in related industries and brings a tremendous amount of expertise when working with the Finance personnel. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from the Judge Institute of Management at Cambridge University in England.|
VP Creative Services
|Linda has been part of the graphic design community for over 30 years. A graduate of Queens College and School of Visual Arts, Linda began her career as an Art Director working at several New York ad agencies, including Kurtz and Symon Advertising, and Tarlow Advertising. Eventually, she made her way to Long Island as an Art Director at Greenstone Rabasca and KZS Advertising. Throughout her ad career, Linda was instrumental in the development of print and TV campaigns, collateral materials and packaging for major brands, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Tyco, Twinlab Vitamins, Avis, Natural Organics, Country Life and Audiovox. In 2005, Linda Singer joined PL Developments as Vice President of Creative Services overseeing package design, advertising, marketing materials, and website design
for PLD and its customers. One of her greatest accomplishments is the creation of PLD’s Journey Forward Art Project where high school and university art students take unique and inspiring photographs of PLD pharmaceuticals. The gallery of art is on display at PLD offices in New York, Florida, South Carolina, and California.
|Ed is the VP of Operations overseeing PL Developments’ production and logistics. He is responsible for developing and executing operational plans, controlling and reducing costs, along with new facilities project management. He leads engineering and management teams toward visionary best-in-class objectives in safety, quality, technology, continuous improvement, and lean operations while meeting customer demands. Ed has 20 years of experience in recruiting extraordinary people to produce highly effective teams that have contributed to the success of PLD’s rapid organizational growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from The New York Institute of Technology.|
VP Infrastructure & Projects
|Adam is the VP of Infrastructure & Projects for PL Developments overseeing warehousing, logistics, infrastructure, capacity, and workflow functions.
Adam is a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies
with a BS in Information Management and Technology. Adam resides in both
New York City and Miami. He is a loyal fan of the Yankees and Jets.
VP Human Resources
|Sophia is the VP of Human Resources responsible for PLD’s strategic workforce planning, employee relations, organizational change, risk management, and total compensation. She has over 15 years of experience in HR-related positions. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical manufacturing field she worked in both the insurance and airline industries. Sophia holds a Master’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. Sophia is on the advisory board to Stony Brook University’s Center for Corporate Education and Training, and holds her SPHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.|
Chief Accounting Officer
|Pete is the Chief Accounting Officer with responsibility of overseeing the financial health of PL Developments, including Treasury and execution of the company’s financial plan for all sites. He has over 20 years of experience and financial management in leading Manufacturing & Distribution companies including Harman International, Motorola, and Leviton Manufacturing. Pete has held various roles of increasing responsibility in both Finance and Accounting. He holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Accounting from Long Island University.|
Chief Accounting Officer
|Charles is General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer responsible for legal affairs of the company, Corporate Compliance and Administration, and Human Resources. He brings 12 years of experience as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with Human Resources oversight at Banner Pharmacaps, as well as 22 years in private practice focused on corporate, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. This includes the last 3 years in his own firm advising life science companies and entrepreneurs. Charles holds a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University and a JD/MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.|
VP Business Development
|Brad Larson is VP of Sales overseeing PL Developments’ strategic, operational, and tactical details to drive growth for all PLD customers. Brad has more than 20 years experience in a variety of general management and commercial management positions in the chemical and healthcare industries at leading global companies including Pfizer and Union Carbide. Brad has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA in Marketing from Miami University.|
Senior VP Pharmaceutical Operations
|Don is the Senior VP of Pharmaceutical operations. He maintains full operational responsibility for all PLD liquids encompassing sites in Lynwood, California and Clinton, South Carolina. Don has over 21 years of pharmaceutical experience with
a background at Pfizer, Pharmaceutical Associates Inc., and now PL Developments. He holds a BS in Chemical Process Engineering from Western Michigan University and an MBA focused in Operations Management from the University of Notre Dame. He is attending Temple University, continuing his education with a Master’s of Pharmaceutical Engineering. Throughout his career, Don has held leadership roles in various types of manufacturing operations. He has also coordinated several greenfield pharmaceutical facility construction initiatives and led several FDA operational audits for various objectives.