Meet the management team behind Piramal Critical Care who lead our mission to save lives with critical care solutions.
Peter DeYoung, Chief Executive Officer
Peter DeYoung heads the Critical Care business at Piramal Enterprises Ltd. He is also a member of the Piramal Pharmaceutical Operating Board.
Prior to joining Piramal, Peter worked in a range of investing and consulting roles in healthcare in the United States, Europe, and India. Peter held positions at McKinsey in New York and later in Mumbai as part of the pharmaceutical and healthcare practice. Peter also worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva as part of their Global Health Initiative. Most recently, Peter was with the Blackstone Group’s Private Equity Group in Mumbai.
Peter has more than 15 years of global pharmaceutical and investing experience and completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering at Princeton University and his Master of Business Administration at Stanford University.
Michael Logerfo, Chief Operating Officer
Michael Logerfo is the Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Critical Care. Michael is responsible for sales, marketing, regulatory, R&D, manufacturing, and supply chain.
Prior to joining Piramal, Michael was with Sagent Pharmaceuticals for more than 9 years, where he worked with an entrepreneurial team to develop and execute an innovative outsourced-supply business model that enabled Sagent to establish a product portfolio and pipeline that drove sales to over $300M. Michael was involved in every aspect of the company’s growth from start-up through IPO and a NASDAQ listing, and most recently served as Sagent’s President. From 1999 to 2006, Michael served as CEO of Flavine International, a commercial and regulatory agent and marketing partner primarily for API manufacturers.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University prior to beginning his career as an attorney in private practice in New York and New Jersey. Michael and his family have been residents of Somerset County, New Jersey for more than 25 years.
Rashida Najmi, Senior Vice President, Global Quality & Pharmacovigilance
Rashida Najmi heads the Corporate Quality and Pharmacovigilance function at Piramal Critical Care. She is responsible for establishing and implementing related quality standards, handling inspections, and maintaining regulatory track records of various regulatory agencies such as FDA, MHRA, and PMD.
Rashida maintains more than 26 years of experience in quality management of NDA, INDA, CRO, API- intermediates, API (drug substance), various dosage formulations (drug product), product development, clinical, pharmacovigilance, and biologic, with renowned companies like Shreya Life Sciences and ACG. During Rashida’s ongoing tenure at Piramal, she has successfully maintained the compliance benchmark higher than the regulatory requirement at all Pharma Solutions manufacturing sites across geographies. She is also instrumental in establishing ‘Quality’ as a differentiator for business growth and harmonizing “best in class” quality practices across Piramal.
Rashida is a Pharmacist and a postgraduate in Human Resources and is a Qualified Lead Auditor in ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 (from QMI, UK), certified in HACCP (from UN/ FAO), 5’S’ (from JMA), and OHSAS. In 2015, World Quality Congress awarded Rashida with the title of “50 Most Influential Quality Professionals.” She has been a jury member in several academic and quality awards and also an active member of industry forums like ISPE, IDMA, PDA, and OPPI.
Surinder Gulati, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing
Surinder Gulati is the Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing at Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for the direct management of multiple manufacturing facilities within the Piramal Critical Care Division.
With more than 20 years of varied experience in API and the pharmaceuticals industry involving plant operations, manufacturing, process engineering projects, and operational excellence & quality, Surinder led the establishment of several Greenfield and Brownfield projects and was involved in revamping and upgrading facilities across geographies to meet global quality and regulatory requirements. Previous companies Surinder has worked for include Matrix Labs, which is now Mylan, and Watson, which is now Actavis.
Surinder is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Pune University.
Steven Braun, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Americas
Steven Braun is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in the Americas for Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams in North and South America for both the human and animal health businesses.
Steven started his career as a Registered Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri. After five years of working in a cardio-thoracic ICU, Steven moved into the field of Personal Financial Planning with IDS/American Express. After three years with IDS/American Express, Steven joined Abbott Laboratories assuming roles in sales, sales training, contract marketing, sales management, and executive sales. With the spin-off of Hospira Worldwide, Inc. from Abbott Laboratories in 2004, Steven moved into the role of marketing manager for generic injectable drugs. He then moved to assume the role of Vice President, National Accounts for Hospira until joining Piramal in September of 2013.
In addition to his nursing degree, Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations from Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas.
Billy Hargan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Europe & RoW
Billy Hargan is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe & RoW for Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for leading the commercial teams for the European, Asian, Middle East, and Australian markets.
Billy started his career in the pharmaceutical industry in a sales role before progressing through product and international product management. He spent four years as Country Manager for Boots in Pakistan before leading the BASF Pharma international marketing team, where he was responsible for the worldwide introduction of Reductil. Following the acquisition by Abbott, Billy moved to lead the UK Hospital Division, which held a market-leading position in anesthesia. When it was spun out of Abbott, Billy joined Hospira and led the formation of the EMEA commercial team, including the recruitment of Country Managers for the European affiliates and the establishment and management of key distributor partnerships.
Billy has a BSc in Physiology from the University of Glasgow and lives in Surrey, England with his wife and two adult sons.
Mike Teague, Vice President, Supply Chain
Mike Teague is the Vice President of Supply Chain at Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for overseeing production planning & inventory control, order fulfillment, procurement, sourcing and vendor management, logistics, distribution and warehouse management, and vaporizer operations, including the management of the key vaporizer vendor relationships.
Mike began his career with Pfizer Inc. in the Groton Manufacturing Plant. Over the next 20 years, he was promoted through a series of positions overseeing pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing and operations. After Pfizer, Mike consulted for many notable Fortune 500 firms such as Novartis, Pfizer, Fujisawa Pharmaceutical, Danisco, and Pepsi. During his time as a business development and pharmaceutical consultant, he traveled extensively where he was involved in due-diligence for acquisitions, joint-venture negotiations, competitive intelligence assessments, and technical transfers to Asia. In 2008, he headed a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania anesthetic manufacturing site, which was plagued with high costs, compliance and safety issues and an inability to meet demand prior to the Piramal acquisition in 2009, and turned it around. Today the site stands as a flagship site in the Piramal portfolio of operations. In 2012, Mike was promoted to Vice President of Supply Chain and charged with establishing and leading an integrated global supply chain for Piramal Critical Care.
Mike graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and currently resides in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.
Mahesh Sane, Vice President, Finance
Mahesh Sane is the Vice President of Finance at Piramal Critical Care. Mahesh is responsible for the finance function of Piramal Critical Care’s global business spread across the United States, Europe, and India.
An experienced finance professional with more than 23 years of manufacturing industry experience, Mahesh began his career with Cadbury’s, a global food company, in Mumbai. With a career of multiple promotions and expanding functional expertise, Mahesh has worked across various industries such as food, steel, textile, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. In 2007, Mahesh joined Piramal Group as General Manager (Divisional Controller) responsible for finance functions of the vitamin business. Within one year of vitamin business turnaround, Mahesh was promoted to manage the finance function of the Formulation Division of Piramal’s Contract Manufacturing business and in 2010 he took a new responsibility to lead the finance function of the Global Critical Care Business and relocated to the United States.
Throughout his career, Mahesh has been involved in providing strategic direction to business units and leading efforts to grow and turnaround businesses. His key contributions include strategic financial management and reporting, business unit re-engineering, budgeting and internal control, risk management, and banking relationships.
Mahesh earned his master’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, a professional qualification in Cost
Accounting from ICWA India, and acquired another professional qualification as Certified Chartered Accountant from ACCA in Glasgow, UK.
Rich Leone, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Rich Leone is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for the development and execution of regulatory strategies and submissions with Health Authorities globally.
Prior to joining Piramal, Rich has worked at several pharmaceutical companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Phibro Animal Health and Shire US. In his more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Rich has held positions in Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs. His regulatory experience includes APIs and a plethora of dosage forms including sterile products, solid orals, semi-solids, liquids, transdermal, respiratory and nasal products, sublingual and buccal films, and medicated animal feeds.
Rich earned his Bachelor of Science in Toxicology and Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance from St. John’s University. He is also RAC (US) certified.
Rich and his family reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Herman Ford, Global Head, Human Resources
Herman Ford is the Global Head of Human Resources at Piramal Critical Care. He is responsible for providing operational and strategic HR support to several business entities, including manufacturing facilities in the United States and India, as well as for supporting a global sales organization which includes Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
With more than 20 years of experience, Herman is a seasoned human resources professional who has worked for global businesses such as Baxter Healthcare, Pfizer Corporation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, General Electric Corporation, and Lockheed Martin.
Herman earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical. He is a former United States Marine Corps military officer.
Suzanne Pavon, Global Director, Quality
Suzanne has over 20 years of global experience in Compliance, Manufacturing, Clinical Operations and Quality Management across multiple Pharma, Biotech and Healthcare companies. She held leadership positions in Pharma at Novartis, uniQure, Teva, Sanofi and Genzyme. She has also worked at Mayo Clinic, St. Jude and KHCC hospitals.
Suzanne has been working with Piramal Critical Care as Global Director, Quality since July 2017, across PCC manufacturing sites and global offices. In her role, she is responsible for the quality management aspects in more than 113 countries and 83 business partners, providing vision and leadership to achieve quality beyond compliance in alignment with the Vision of Piramal Group, synergizing regulatory framework and relationships with health authorities, and enabling the business to continue improving the quality of products and services by strengthening the current quality management system, managing risks and leading quality operations excellence across the business.
Suzanne holds a PhD in oncology, PharmD, Certified Professional in Health Care (CPHQ) and has done her executive studies in improving healthcare quality. She is a graduate of Philadelphia University and Harvard School of Public Health.