ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 5 SAFC(R), a member of theSigma-Aldrich Group (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the appointment of Mr. TomBeil as Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, effective July 21,2008. Mr. Beil, a quality systems and operations professional with nearly 25years experience, will lead SAFC's robust quality assurance team and overseeall aspects of the Company's regulatory and quality assurance programs. Hewill report to SAFC President, Dr. Frank Wicks, and to Mr. Rich Keffer,General Counsel and Secretary for Sigma-Aldrich(R) Corporation. Thisappointment is Mr. Beil's second tenure with Sigma-Aldrich, having spent 13years as Quality Systems Manager from 1986 to 1999.
Citing the ever-increasing importance that transparency, quality assuranceand regulatory compliance play in the pharmaceutical development andmanufacturing supply chain, Dr. Wicks states, "We are pleased to welcome Tomback to SAFC. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is expectedto help us continue to build upon our industry-leading regulatory complianceposition. His addition to our senior management team will be focused onhelping us support risk mitigation, quality assurance and regulatoryinitiatives across our product and service lines and will enhance theregulatory partnerships we intend to build with our customers to guide themthrough the challenges they face in procuring materials with the propercompliance profiles."
Mr. Beil joins SAFC from Centocor/GBSC, where he was Senior Director ofSite Quality with responsibilities for quality assurance, quality control andquality systems. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Beil worked as AssociateDirector of Quality Assurance for Wyeth. In addition to his in-depth knowledgeof quality systems and the regulatory environment, he has experience inpetrochemical chemistry, research biology, cell culture and purchasing, andholds a Masters degree in Biology from Illinois State University at Normal,Illinois.
About SAFC: SAFC(R) is the custom manufacturing and services group withinSigma-Aldrich that focuses on high-purity inorganics for high technologyapplications, cell culture products and services for biopharmaceuticalmanufacturing, biochemical production and the manufacturing of complex,multi-step organic synthesis of APIs and key intermediates. SAFC hasmanufacturing facilities around the world dedicated to providing manufacturingservices for companies requiring a reliable partner to produce their custommanufactured materials. SAFC has four focus areas -- SAFC Pharma(TM), SAFCSupply Solutions(R), SAFC Biosciences(TM), and SAFC Hitech(TM) -- and hadannual sales of nearly $600 million in 2007. SAFC is one of the world's 10largest fine chemical businesses. For more information about SAFC, visithttp://www.safcglobal.com.
About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich: is a leading Life Science and HighTechnology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits areused in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticaldevelopment, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceuticaland other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in lifescience companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and inindustry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products.Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and has 8,000 employees providingexcellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to AcceleratingCustomer Success through Leadership in Life Science, High Technology andService. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit itsaward-winning Web site at http://www.sigma-aldrich.com.
SAFC(R), SAFC Supply Solutions(R) and Sigma-Aldrich(R) are registeredtrademarks and SAFC Pharma(TM), SAFC Biosciences(TM) and SAFC Hitech(TM) aretrademarks of Sigma-Aldrich Bi