Leadership

Benjamin Maynor, Ph.D.
Mike Royal, M.D.
Florina Gordon-Krawchick
Neal Fowler

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven years in an executive leadership role at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). While at J&J, he served as President of Centocor, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary focused on the development and commercialization of industry-leading biomedicines used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. At Centocor, Mr. Fowler prepared the company for commercial product launches and continued the company’s legacy of double-digit growth for its flagship product REMICADE® (infliximab). Prior to Centocor, Mr. Fowler served as President of Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. and Vice President of the central nervous system franchise at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. He also had a successful 13-year career at Eli Lilly and Company where he held a variety of sales, marketing and business development roles with increasing responsibilities in the pharmaceutical and medical device divisions. Mr. Fowler received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).

Tim Albury

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining Liquidia in 2013, Mr. Albury served as the Chief Financial Officer of Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp., a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company and a global leader in osmotic drug delivery with several products commercialized. Prior to that, he served as the CFO for KBI Biopharma, a global leader in contract biopharmaceutical drug development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Albury served as the CFO of Ardent Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company with a broad drug portfolio based upon delta receptor pharmacology. He also spent 12 years in the Assurance & Business Advisory practice of Arthur Andersen, focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. Mr. Albury is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Florida and earned his M.A. in Professional Accountancy at the University of Miami.

Robert Lippe

Chief Operations Officer

Prior to joining Liquidia in 2015, Mr. Lippe served as an Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operations Officer at Alexza Pharmaceuticals. In these roles, he had operational oversight for the scale-up and optimization of supply that supported the launch of the company’s first commercial product, and he advanced a platform proof-of-concept which accelerated the company’s product pipeline. He also worked as the Head of Global Operations & Operational Excellence at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as the Head of Manufacturing for Genentech’s Vacaville operations. Mr. Lippe spent 10 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He received his MPH and MBA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Benjamin Maynor, Ph.D.

Vice President, Research & Development

Dr. Maynor is a co-inventor of Liquidia’s PRINT® technology, joining the company in 2006.  He has initiated several new drug delivery technology initiatives at Liquidia, including programs in ophthalmology, inhaled drug delivery, and other therapeutic areas. Dr. Maynor earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Duke University, where he focused on nanotechnology and materials chemistry. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard University. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of drug delivery, nanotechnology, and colloid science and has been a co-inventor on several patents and patent applications in nanotechnology and drug delivery. Dr. Maynor previously served as Vice President of Research at Envisia Therapeutics Inc.

Mike Royal, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Clinical Development

Dr. Royal has been a senior pharmaceutical executive at several companies over the last 15 years holding various positions in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. He has been responsible for several 505(b)(2) pain-related NDAs/MAAs, including Ofirmev® (IV acetaminophen) and Zalviso® (sublingual sufentanil), as well as NDAs/ANDAs in numerous other therapeutic areas. Dr. Royal also worked on the NDA/MAA for Prialt® (intraspinal ziconotide) and the early development of Embeda® (sustained release morphine with sequestered naltrexone). Dr. Royal is board certified in internal medicine, pain medicine, anesthesiology (with additional certification in pain management), addiction medicine and legal medicine. He has authored over 170 publications. Dr. Royal received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a Global Executive MBA from TRIUM (NYU-Stern, HEC-Paris, and the London School of Economics).

Jason Adair

Vice President, Business Development and Strategy

Prior to joining Liquidia in 2016, Mr. Adair led business development efforts at BioCryst Pharmaceuticals. His work included the commercial launch and subsequent partnering of the company’s first FDA approved drug. He also worked at MedImmune/AstraZeneca in roles of increasing responsibility in business development, marketing and operations. Before entering the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Adair worked as an analytical chemist for Syngenta and served as an officer in the United States Army. He received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.S. in Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

Florina Gordon-Krawchick

Head of Human Resources

As Head of Human Resources, Ms. Gordon-Krawchick is focused on building a team-based culture of innovation and excellence at Liquidia. In addition to leading the company’s workforce strategies and operations, she oversees recruiting, onboarding, training and leadership development, compensation planning and total rewards, organizational development, and communications. Prior to joining Liquidia in 2010, Ms. Gordon-Krawchick held multiple Human Resources Business Partner roles at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) across research & development, sales, marketing, commercial and operations. She also led early talent recruitment and development for J&J’s commercial groups across the pharmaceutical businesses. Ms. Gordon-Krawchick received a business degree from George Washington University.

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