Executive Management Team

Aslam-Malik

Aslam Malik, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Aslam serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SK pharmteco. Aslam has over 34 years of experience in the production of pharmaceutical fine chemicals. In 1991 Aslam joined Aerojet Chemical Division, which is now AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC). He served as the President and CEO of AFC and as an Executive Officer of American Pacific Corporation.

Aslam was also on the Board of Governors of Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, the Advisory Board of Chemical and Engineering News and the Scientific Advisory Board of Sacramento State University. Aslam has received numerous awards, authored 21 publications and is an inventor/co-inventor on 56 U.S. and international patents. Aslam holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

Joe Warchol

Chief Financial Officer

Joe was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SK pharmteco in 2019 and has over 30 years of experience holding a variety of U.S. and international financial positions at Amgen, GSK and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals supporting commercial, supply chain and R&D.

Joe holds an Executive MBA from Villanova University and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Philadelphia University.

Yongwoo Park

Yongwoo Park

Chief Strategy Officer

Yongwoo took office as a Chief Strategy Officer for SK pharmteco in January 2021. He is responsible for the development and execution of the corporate strategy. He has been working for the SK Group for 15 years since 2005.

Yongwoo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.

Jeffrey Butler, PhD

President, AMPAC Fine Chemicals

As President of AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC), Jeff is responsible for operations across all AFC facilities. Jeff joined AFC as a Process Scientist where he held technical and business leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Project Management.

Jeff holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He conducted his Postdoctoral research in Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin.

Chris Conley

VP Global SH&E / HR

Chris leads SK pharmteco’s Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) and Human Resources (HR) operations. Chris held a similar position at AMPAC Fine Chemicals.

Chris has directed the SH&E functions at multiple high-technology manufacturing sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia with GenCorp, Aerojet and later Aerojet Rocketdyne over a 35-year career prior to joining SK pharmteco. Chris holds a Master of Science in Environmental Health from East Tennessee State University.

William DuBay, PhD

VP Global Research and Development

Bill is Vice President of Global Research and Development for SK pharmteco. He is responsible for developing SK pharmteco's pipeline across six manufacturing sites. Bill has over 25 years of experience in Process Chemistry, Project Management and Business Development.

Prior to SK pharmteco, Bill held various positions at Wyckoff, Catalytica, DSM and AMPAC Fine Chemicals. Bill has a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina and undertook his Postdoctoral studies at Indiana University.

Joyce Fitzharris

General Manager, SK biotek Ireland

Joyce is the General Manager of SK biotek Ireland. Joyce has nearly 30 years of experience in the API industry.

Joyce studied Analytical Science at Dublin City University for her undergraduate degree and obtained two Master's degrees.

Keun-Joo Hwang

Chief Executive Officer, SK biotek Korea

Keun-Joo serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SK biotek. In 1995, Keun-Joo joined SK Group as a Planning Manager for SK Telecom's Business Strategy team. In 2017, he moved to the Investment Center of SK Holdings leading execution of M&A’s into new business areas, such as the pharmaceutical industry.

Keun-Joo has led many projects including the acquisition of Swords Campus in Dublin, Ireland, the acquisition of AMPAC Fine Chemicals and the establishment of SK pharmteco in the U.S. He holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Economics from Seoul National University.

Hyunjoon Kim

Hyunjoon Kim

VP Global Operational Excellence

Hyunjoon is Vice President of Global Operational Excellence and is responsible for optimizing operations across manufacturing sites in Korea, Ireland and US. Hyunjoon has over 20 years of API experience in Operations and Engineering.

Hyunjoon joined SK biotek in 1997. Over the course of his career he led various projects including process scale-up, optimization of commercial manufacturing and plant design & construction. Hyunjoon holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Korea University in Seoul, Korea.

Patrick Park

VP Global Business Development

Patrick manages the Global Business Development function for all SK pharmteco operations. Patrick joined AMPAC Fine Chemicals in late 2009 and was appointed to Vice President of Business Development.

Patrick has over 40 years of experience serving in senior Strategy and Business Development roles with Aerojet Rocketdyne, Honeywell International, Northrop Grumman Corporation and leading technology companies.

Jeff Robinson

VP Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Jeff oversees cGMP compliance and agency Regulatory Affairs for SK pharmteco. Jeff has over 40 years of experience interfacing with the FDA and multiple foreign regulatory agencies. Jeff also oversees Information Technology and Continuous Improvement activities across SK pharmteco operations.

Jeff held similar positions at Schering-Plough, Aerojet Fine Chemicals and AMPAC Fine Chemicals. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.

Don Whiteaker

VP Global Supply Chain

Don is the Vice President of Global Supply Chain at SK pharmteco. Don has many years of experience serving in Operations leadership roles for drug product and drug substance manufacturing at Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, Boehringer Ingelheim and AMPAC Fine Chemicals over the span of his career.

Don serves on charitable boards such as the American Red Cross and the National Hemophilia Foundation. He holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Case Western University.

Jaeyon Yoon, PhD

VP Global Marketing

Jaeyon is responsible for SK pharmteco's Sales & Marketing development. Jaeyon has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. In 1990 Jaeyon joined as a starting member for SK biotek. He has worked in R&D, Business Development, Marketing and M&A activities.

Jaeyon holds a degree in Chemistry from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. He received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He undertook a Postdoctoral research position in Organometallic and Organic Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Larry Zeagler

VP Global Legal and Pharma Products

Larry is responsible for SK pharmteco’s Legal Center of Excellence and managing the Pharma Products business enterprise. Larry has over 40 years of experience in the fine chemicals industry, 17 of which have been with AMPAC Fine Chemicals and SK pharmteco.

Larry previously held positions in R&D, Manufacturing and Business Development with Hoechst Celanese Corporation and Honeywell Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals. Larry holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering.

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