SOURCE: Eisai Inc.

May 23, 2005 10:55 ET

Eisai Inc. Announces Appointment of Vice President of Production Operations

TEANECK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- Eisai Inc. today announces the immediate appointment of Louis C. Arp as Vice President of Production Operations at the company's pharmaceutical production and formulation research and development facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In his role, Mr. Arp will oversee all aspects of production, including manufacturing, packaging, materials management and facility engineering.

Mr. Arp joined Eisai from OSG Norwich Pharmaceuticals, where he served as president and was responsible for running a $40 million outsourcing manufacturing operation. Mr. Arp's extensive operations experience in manufacturing and packaging includes a variety of finished dose forms such as tablets, capsules, liquids, semi-solids and powders.

Prior to his work with OSG, Mr. Arp spent 20 years with Procter & Gamble Health Care. He was the site leader of the global prescription drug strategic site in North America, and was a member of Procter & Gamble's global product supply team, which was charged with optimizing the North American and European supply operations.

"Mr. Arp brings 25 years of invaluable experience in operations to Eisai," said Lonnel Coats, President & COO. "With a high demand for Eisai's neurological and gastrointestinal products, combined with our rapid growth, we are confident that Mr. Arp will contribute to our high standards of production quality in serving the needs of patients and their families."

About Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc. is a US pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products in more than 30 countries. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. Established in 1995, Eisai Inc. began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997 and has rapidly grown to become an integrated pharmaceutical business with sales of $2 billion in fiscal year 2004 (year ended March 31, 2005).

Eisai Inc. employs approximately 1,200 people at its headquarters in Teaneck, NJ, at its state-of-the-art pharmaceutical production and formulation research and development facility in Research Triangle Park, NC, and in the field. Between 1998 and 2004, Eisai Inc. moved up rapidly in the rankings (based on revenues) of US pharmaceutical companies from No. 44 to No. 19.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Cathy Pollini
    Eisai Inc.
    201/287-2052

    Anna Blank
    Hill & Knowlton
    212/885-0522