O'Connor continued, "On behalf of the AMRI Board of Directors, I'd like to thank Tom for his vision and leadership over the years. AMRI has demonstrated its adaptability as pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have undergone tremendous change in response to multiple challenges. Tom has been instrumental in successfully positioning AMRI as a leader in providing high quality outsourcing services to the industry, an area of focus that has tremendous promise in the future. Continuing their effective partnership, Tom will be working with Bill to ensure a seamless transition of day-to-day activities and we look forward to Tom re- assuming his role as Chairman of the Board, as AMRI will continue to benefit from his vast industry expertise."
Marth joined AMRI as a member of the Board of Directors in June 2012. Marth was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Americas, retiring from Teva in 2012. He serves as a senior advisor to Teva through the end of 2013. He had previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva North America from January 2008 to June 2010 and prior to that as President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva USA. He was previously Executive Vice President and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Teva USA.
Marth played a significant role in establishing Teva as a Specialty Pharmaceutical company and being ultimately recognized as the worldwide No. 1 producer of generic drugs. In his role, he led the respiratory, neuroscience, oncology and women's healthcare divisions, as well as Latin America and Canada. He was a member of Teva's global executive management team and Teva Americas' board of directors from 2007 until 2013. He brings to this role global experience in strategic planning, investor relations, R&D, supply chain and regulatory. He was the architect of the $6.8 billion Cephalon and $7.4 billionBarr Laboratories acquisitions. Prior to joining Teva USA, he held various positions with the Apothecon division of Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Marth is a licensed pharmacist and serves on various other boards and committees, including The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the Board of Ambassadors for John Hopkins' Project RESTORE. In addition, Marth served as the Chairman of the Board of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) in 2008 and 2009 and the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2010.
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