Management Team

 

James G. Hall
President

Mr. Hall was appointed President in May 2017.  Mr. Hall has served as the company's Vice President and General Manager since July 2013, Vice President of Operations since 2006 and was Director of Manufacturing Operations and Engineering since 2001; prior to that he was the Manager of Engineering and Operations at Lifecore. Mr. Hall has over 28 years of drug and device manufacturing experience.

 

Carl D. Orr
Senior Vice President of Operations

Mr. Orr was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations in February 2017.  In this role Mr. Orr is responsible for all Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain functions at Lifecore.  Mr. Orr brings 29 years of pharmaceutical and combination product experience from executive manufacturing and product development roles at Procter & Gamble, CIMA Labs, and Medtronic. 

 

Scott J. Collins
Vice President of Finance

Mr. Collins was appointed Vice President of Finance in May 2017.  Mr. Collins served as Senior Director of Finance June 2015 to May 2017 and Director of Finance December 2009 to June 2015. He served as the Company’s Controller July 2007 to December 2009 and held various finance positions within the Company from January 2001 to July 2007. Mr. Collins has over 20 years of financial experience.
 

Jackie Q. Klecker
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

Ms. Klecker was appointed Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs in June 2016.  Ms. Klecker served as the Company's Senior Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs since June 2014 and was the Director of Quality June 2010 to June 2014.  Ms. Klecker has a Chemical Engineering degree and has over 35 years of industry experience in quality, manufacturing, and development areas. 

 

Rick Sitarz
Vice President of Commercial Development

Rick was appointed the Vice President of Commercial Development in June 2015. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for new business development, marketing and strategic planning.  Rick brings over 20 years of biotech experience to Lifecore. He served most recently as the Vice President of Peripheral Interventions Marketing at Boston Scientific.

 

Kipling Thacker, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President

Dr. Thacker was appointed Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President in October 2010. Dr. Thacker was appointed Vice President of New Business Development in November 2004. Dr. Thacker served as Director of New Business Development from 2000 to November 2004 and is the co-inventor of the Lifecore hyaluronan fermentation and manufacturing process. He held various research and business development positions at the Company from 1981 to 2000.