ClinPhone Makes Key Strategic Appointment
- May 24, 2002
The ClinPhone Group, world leaders in the provision of electronic telephone and Internet-based clinical trial management solutions for the global pharmaceutical industry, has appointed former Boots and Knoll Pharmaceuticals Project Manager David Brown as its Strategic Projects and Planning Manager.
Brown will have overall responsibility for major corporate projects, presently including the development and introduction of production scheduling, planning tools and processes and the implementation of a client relationship management system for ClinPhone's international business development and marketing departments.
He brings more than 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical industry to his new role at the Nottingham company, and is a major appointment for the ClinPhone Group.
He joined the toxicology department of Boots Pharmaceuticals in 1975 with a degree in biochemistry, gaining a Ph.D. in 1976. In 1986, he became a founder member of the Project Management group, working with the company's newly established US subsidiary on a number of high profile international drug development projects, a period of his career which included some time in the United States.
Following his return to the UK, he undertook a series of harmonisation and business process re-engineering projects tackling a number of diverse, business-critical issues and this continued during the acquisition of Boots Pharmaceuticals by BASF to form Knoll Pharmaceuticals in 1995. He gained considerable experience in clinical systems and processes and of service functions within clinical development.
His final role - before undertaking consultancy work for several companies including ClinPhone - was to project-manage the sale process of Knoll's site, facilities and intellectual property from its Nottingham site after its decision to close the facility.
ClinPhone's continuing growth will be a major focus, as he explained. "ClinPhone is a very successful organisation and has grown in size dramatically over the last few years as a result. This means inevitable evolution for the processes and systems that have been in place and have been successful for a small organisation. The challenge will be to provide an infrastructure of systems and processed to serve the organisation optimally both now and in the future, without adding any burdens of increased bureaucracy or loss of quality or efficiency."
The ClinPhone Group now employs around 250 people worldwide and retains its global headquarters in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. It has three further facilities in the United States, in New Jersey, Chicago and San Francisco and a central European office in Brussels, Belgium.