Liquidia Technologies Names Robert A. Lippe Chief Operations OfficerRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – July 14, 2015
Company Sets Stage for Expanded Growth and Operational Excellence
Liquidia Technologies today announced it has named Robert A. Lippe as the Company’s Chief Operations Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Lippe has responsibility for manufacturing research, process development, operations, quality control and compliance and will be a key member of the senior management team.
“Rob brings to Liquidia a proven track record as a biopharmaceutical strategist and a seasoned leader with an impressive breadth of biotechnology operations knowledge and experiences,” said Neal Fowler, Chief Executive Officer at Liquidia. “Rob’s expertise will be a welcome addition to our management team as we continue to leverage our disruptive technology to develop novel and innovative products across several high growth areas of interest.”
Mr. Lippe has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical operations, including bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing and compliance, supply chain, quality assurance and control, business process and operational excellence, facility engineering, and security program implementation.
Prior to joining Liquidia, Mr. Lippe served as an Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Operations Officer at Alexza Pharmaceuticals where he had operational oversight, including the scale-up and optimization of supply that supported the launch of the company’s first commercial product, and advancement of a platform proof-of-concept that enabled acceleration of the company’s product pipeline. Before joining Alexza, Mr. Lippe served as the Head of Global Operations & Operational Excellence at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was responsible for building and leading the company’s worldwide operations division. Prior to Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Lippe worked for Genentech, Inc. where he served as the Head of Manufacturing for Genentech’s Vacaville Operations after holding multiple positions in strategic operations, drug substance and product manufacturing, and facilities management. Previously, Mr. Lippe spent ten years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and six years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Lippe received his MPH and MBA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a BS degree in marine engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy.