Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., Named President of Controlled Release Society

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Southern Research Institute today announced that Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., President and CEO of Southern Research Institute, has been named president of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) for the 2014-2015 term.  The inauguration took place at the Society’s annual meeting on July 12 in Chicago with attendees from more than 40 countries. 

Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D. Named President of Controlled Release Society
Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D. Named President of Controlled Release Society

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The Controlled Release Society is an international, interdisciplinary, not-for-profit organization whose guiding purpose is the advancement of delivery science and technology. CRS is the home for experts dedicated to the science of delivery, including delivery scientists, engineers, clinicians, and technical professionals. The primary interest of about 70% of the CRS membership is in the pharmaceutical area (including ~18% animal health) and 30% in the non-pharmaceutical areas (called consumer and diversified products).

Dr. Tipton has worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for more than 25 years.  During that time, he has pioneered the use of controlled release technologies through his work in polymer science and engineering.

“It is an honor to be named president of the Controlled Release Society,” said Dr. Tipton.  “Over the past several decades, controlled release formulations have changed the treatment paradigm for a number of serious health conditions, including cancer, pain management, cardiovascular and central nervous system disorders, and have been involved in many industrial applications such as food flavorings and long acting fertilizers.  As controlled release technologies continue to mature, industry and academia are meeting the challenges of developing the next generation of faster, safer, more accessible formulations, and CRS represents the world’s leaders in advancing these novel techniques.  I look forward to leading this distinguished and important group.”

Previously Dr. Tipton held senior positions at Durect Corporation, its wholly-owned subsidiary Southern BioSystems, Birmingham Polymers, and Atrix Laboratories.  In 2005, he founded Brookwood Pharmaceuticals, which was subsequently acquired by SurModics and later by Evonik.  At Evonik, he served as senior vice president of the Birmingham Division and also led the company’s global drug delivery program.  Dr Tipton has 31 issued U.S. patents, 22 published U.S. patent applications, and numerous foreign equivalents, with more than 70 presentations and publications.

He is a fellow of AIMBE and CRS and was awarded the CRS Distinguished Service Award in 2012. He serves as an external advisor to the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and volunteers as a mentor and judge in business plan competitions.  His election as president of CRS marks the first time in the organization’s 36 year history that it has been led by two individuals of the same organization.  Danny H. Lewis, Ph.D., former Head, Biosystems Division for Southern Research Institute, served as president of CRS for the 1982-1983 term.

In his role as president of the Controlled Release Society, Dr. Tipton will continue to serve on the CRS Board of Directors as well as the boards of the Birmingham Venture Club, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, the Biotech Association of Alabama, and as a member of the Alabama Workforce Council spearheaded by Governor Robert Bentley.

Dr. Tipton earned a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Spring Hill College.

About Southern Research Institute
Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) scientific research organization founded in 1941 that conducts preclinical drug discovery and development, advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, and environment and energy research. Approximately 500 scientific and engineering team members support clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental, and energy industries. Southern Research is headquartered in Birmingham, AL, with additional laboratories and offices in Wilsonville and Huntsville, AL, Frederick, MD, Durham, NC, Houston, TX, and Cartersville, GA. For more information visit: http://www.southernresearch.org.

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Nissan Announces Management Change in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Nissan today announced the appointment of Antonio Zara, currently Managing Director, International Sales of General Motors Korea, as President and Managing Director of Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI), effective August 1, 2014.*

Zara, a Filipino national, brings extensive automotive experience in sales, service, and marketing to NPI, spanning multiple markets across Asia, including Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

With this management change, Kenji Naito, current President and Managing Director of NPI, will be appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Management, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP) in Bangkok, also effective August 1.

Naito was appointed to his current role in December 2013. Under his leadership, NPI was established as a new joint-venture company with long time partners Universal Motors Corporation (UMC) and Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc. (NMPI).  He also successfully led the launch of two global sedans in the Philippines — the all-new Altima and the all-new Sylphy.

“I am happy to welcome Antonio as the new President and Managing Director of NPI,” said Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President, Asia and Oceania Business, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and concurrently President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (NMAP). “This is an exciting time for us in the Philippines and I am very happy to have such a seasoned executive join us to grow the business in this dynamic market.” Hasegawa continued: “At the same time, I would like to thank Naito for his valuable contribution in establishing the foundation of growth in the Philippines. I look forward to him bringing his vast experience running national sales companies to NMAP and enhancing the Nissan brand across the entire region.”

*Zara’s official inauguration will be after the Board of Directors Meeting in August.

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MHI Global Names Greg Moore as Managing Director for Asia

SINGAPORE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —  MHI Global, the world’s largest dedicated sales-performance company formed by the merger of Miller Heiman, AchieveGlobal, Huthwaite, Impact Learning Systems and Channel Enablers, today announced the appointment of Greg Moore to the role of managing director for Asia. Based in Singapore, Moore will lead business integration across the five powerhouse brands in Asia and drive MHI Global’s regional go-to-market strategies for accelerated growth. Moore will report directly to Sam Reese, CEO of MHI Global.

Moore was most recently managing director of Huthwaite Asia, where he led the company’s growth and operational performance throughout the region. Prior to this, Moore spent more than 10 years at Huthwaite’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., as director of Global Accounts, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s global financial services and professional services clients.

With more than two decades of sales management consulting experience with the world’s leading organisations, Moore’s immediate remit for MHI Global is to spearhead integration efforts to form one formidable entity that aims to be the undisputed resource for sales leaders and customer-focused organisations across Asia. MHI Global has a direct presence throughout Asia, spanning Southeast Asia, India, Greater China, Korea and Japan, with its regional headquarters in Singapore.

“Our sales-performance and customer-engagement expertise is deeply rooted in research, which is backed by the MHI Research Institute. This allows us to provide proven methodologies and measurable results to help our customers make strategic decisions and gain competitive advantage quickly,” said Greg Moore, managing director for Asia, MHI Global. “Organisations in Asia can benefit from our centres of excellence by putting in place a formal set of customer engagement strategies and best practices for their brand so as to enable them to align customer experiences with business impact and address challenges across a socially diverse and connected region.”

As the largest dedicated sales-performance company in the world, MHI Global provides all of the key components of a multidimensional and interdependent sales system, based on the central belief that everything starts with the customer. The company’s tagline and promise to empower growth signify its goal to help sales leaders optimise their time, effort and potential to better create and manage customer relationships while achieving business goals.

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