Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Names Mark Iwicki as CEO
MARLBOUGH,Mass., August 24, 2011 – Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced that Mark Iwicki, formerly Sunovion’s President and Chief Operating Officer, was named as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective June 24, 2011. Mr. Iwicki joined Sunovion's predecessor, Sepracor, in October 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. During his tenure as CCO he helped the company launch two respiratory products and implemented a successful new commercial model. In 2010, he became President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of Sepracor's Board of Directors. He was responsible for shepherding Sepracor through its successful acquisition by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. Sepracor changed its name to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. in October of 2010. Mr. Iwicki has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including leadership roles at Novartis, Merck and Astra Merck Inc. He currently serves as a board member of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Mr. Saburo Hamanaka, Sunovion’s former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will remain at Sunovion in a new role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, overseeing the company’s new product planning and corporate development and licensing activities.
Sunovion has seven marketed products in theUnited Statesand most recently launched LATUDA® (lurasidone HCI), for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Sunovion has approximately 2,500 employees in theU.S., including 700 inMassachusettsat its corporate headquarters inMarlborough,Mass.
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