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Dr. J. Jeff Schwegman, Ph.D.

CEO & FOUNDER, AB BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.

J. Jeff Schwegman, Ph.D. is the founder and chief executive officer of AB BioTechnologies where he manages the day to day operations of the company.

Dr. Schwegman received his BS in Biochemistry from Indiana University in 1992 and began working at Cook Imaging in Bloomington Indiana, where he gained experience in analytical, formulation and process development. In 1999 he began graduate study in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Steve Nail, where his focus of research involved studying changes in the physical structure of biological molecules during lyophilization.

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April Ladd

Director of Business Development

Ms. Ladd brings more than 19 years of industry experience to her responsibilities of leading Business Development, Marketing and Project Management initiatives. April joined AB BioTechnologies from Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing where she served on the leadership team as Business Development and Marketing Manager. She began her career at Cook Pharmaceutical Solutions/Baxter BioPharma Solutions in Project Management and Business Development. She then moved to Cook Pharmica and served as the Director of Business Development and Marketing. After Cook, she joined Sentry BioPharma Services and was responsible for Business Development. She holds a BS from Indiana University.

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Bryan Hudson

Director of Quality, Validation & IT

Mr. Hudson brings more than 22 years of industry experience to his responsibilities of leading Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Validation, and Information Technology initiatives. Bryan joined AB BioTechnologies after having served as a pharma-industry consultant for the last year.  Prior to that, he was employed at BioStorage Technologies where he served on the leadership team for 4 years in separate roles as the Quality Assurance Director and Laboratory Services Director. He began his career at Cook Pharmaceutical Solutions/Baxter BioPharma Solutions in the Quality Control arena. He then moved to Sentry BioPharma Services and served as the Quality Assurance and IT Manager for 7 years.  Bryan graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with a BS degree in Biochemistry and has completed graduate coursework in the field of Informatics. 

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Charity Hudson

director OF HR AND TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Ms. Hudson brings more than 21 years of industry experience to her responsibilities of leading Training & Development and Human Resources initiatives.  Charity joined AB BioTechnologies after having served AB as a pharma-industry consultant for the last year.  Prior to that, she was employed at MD Logistics where she served on the leadership team as Training and Development Manager.  She began her career at Cook Pharmaceutical Solutions/Baxter BioPharma Solutions in Regulatory Affairs.  She then transitioned to the HR and Training and Development arena.  After Baxter, she then moved to Guerbet LLC and was responsible for Training and Development.  Charity graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a BA, with an emphasis on adult education and psychology.  She has also completed graduate coursework in education and learning design and technology at Purdue University. 

 

 
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Kelly Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Mr. Smith brings more than 18 years of experience in sales, business development, and project management to his role at AB BioTechnologies.  Kelly began his professional career as an elementary school teacher, successfully transitioning into pharma sales with Glaxo-SmithKline.  He then joined Baxter BioPharma Solutions serving in Project Management and Business Development. He has since held positions in national and regional sales management, business development, educational sales and consulting, and account management. Kelly holds a BS from Indiana University. 

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