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  • Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXA) Announces Dr. Michael S. Holfinger As Vice President Of Manufacturing & Global Supply Chain Management 0 comments
    Jun 26, 2013 3:32 PM | about stocks: ALXA

    Alexza Pharmaceuticals announced that Michael S. Holfinger, PhD, has been recruited to the position of Vice President of Manufacturing & Global Supply Chain Management.

    With more than two decades of experience in process development and global manufacturing for a number of commercial products at multinational pharmaceutical, Dr. Holfinger has accumulated extensive experience in pharmaceutical companies. In this role Dr. Holfinger will manage Alexza's manufacturing activities for ADASUVE® (Staccato® loxapine) as well as for other product candidates in development. Dr. Holfinger will be reporting to Michael Simms, who currently sits as Senior Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing.

    "With the recent approval of ADASUVE in the U.S. and EU, and commercial partnerships in place with Teva and Grupo Ferrer, it is an exciting time to join Alexza," commented Dr. Holfinger. "I look forward to working with Alexza's talented team in optimizing the manufacturing capabilities and supply management systems to ensure the continuous availability of ADASUVE to clinicians and patients."

    "We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our management team," stated Thomas B. King, President and CEO. "Mike brings a large set of relevant experiences and skills in the areas of commercial manufacturing and global supply chain management. We look forward to his contributions as we escalate the production of ADASUVE for the upcoming launches of our first product."

    From June 2006 to June 2013, Dr. Holfinger has held a variety of positions at Affymax, Inc., most recently acting as Vice President of Manufacturing & CMC Development. From April 2003 to June 2006, Dr. Holfinger sat as Senior Manager of Global Manufacturing Services at Pfizer, Inc. Prior to Pfizer, from March 1992 until its acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. in April 2003, Dr. Holfinger has held multiple positions at Pharmacia Corporation, formerly The Upjohn Company, including his most recent position of Senior Project Manager of Global Supply. Dr. Holfinger earned his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as received dual BS degrees in applied science and in chemistry at Miami University.

    For more information about Alexza, please visit www.adasuve.com

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