Mr. Resnick will be responsible for leading the Company's Innovation and Technology Team, which has been established to create the next generation of products, from innovation to the commercial stage, across the packaging, containment and delivery product areas.
"John Paproski will retire from West with more than 36 years of dedicated service and a legacy of innovative products and services he helped to create and deliver to customers and, ultimately, to patients around the world," said Eric M. Green, President and CEO, West. "A consummate leader and trusted colleague, we celebrate John's contributions to West and his lasting impact, and wish him well in his retirement."
"I leave West with the knowledge that the Company is embarking on a growth journey I have been thrilled to be a part of, and with pride as Eric Resnick, who has served as a critical leader on my team, takes over the reins as Chief Technology Officer," said John Paproski. "I have enjoyed my time at West immensely and look forward to watching the Company continue to grow and evolve as I pursue retirement."
"Over the past 15 years, Eric Resnick has been a pivotal leader within West. His work to bring the SmartDose® electronic wearable injector from concept to commercialization is among many of his accomplishments," continued Mr. Green. "Eric is a well-respected and proven leader at West who will bring valuable skills and experience to the West leadership team. I am confident he will further the great work that has been done to bring innovative, new products to market."
Eric Resnick most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Integrated Packaging and Delivery within the Innovation and Technology Team. Since January 2010, Mr. Resnick served in various R&D and Engineering executive roles at West, including Vice President R&D and Self-Injection Systems. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of West's Contract Manufacturing Delivery Devices division. Prior to joining West, Mr. Resnick held engineering and operating roles with Eastman Kodak and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with a BS in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
"It's an exciting time to be at West, as our Innovation and Technology Team continues to develop new and enhanced product offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of our pharmaceutical and biotech customers," said Eric Resnick. "We have a strong, motivated team, and I look forward to continuing the good work that our team has started in getting closer to both our customers and the patients who will benefit from our new products."