– USA, MD –  Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. announced Dec. 1 that the active CEO, Kevin Kerchner, is retiring and that the board of directors has hired Shawn Reilley to take over as the new CEO of the pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing company.

“Under Kevin’s leadership, working with Aphena’s management team and our employees, the company has established a strong financial foundation,” said Matthew Thompson, board member at Aphena and principal at Enhanced Healthcare Partners. 

“And now, under Shawn Reilley’s leadership, we are excited to continue to invest in the business and build toward an exciting future. Shawn’s experience with Anderson Packaging and leading such a regulated, pharmaceutical contract organization as Anderson will serve Aphena well moving forward,” added Thompson.

After an extensive search, Aphena’s board identified Reilley as an ideal candidate to lead the company on a continued growth path. Reilley has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and brings a strong executive and sales background to Aphena from the pharmaceutical packaging industry.

Reilley was president of Anderson Brecon (formerly Anderson Packaging), an industry-leading contract packaging company.

“I’m excited to join Aphena at this pivotal point in the company’s history,” said Reilley. “It is a privilege to be part of a company that is so committed to exceeding customer expectations through quality-driven systems. I’m looking forward to leading Aphena through its next phase of innovation and growth.”

About Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc.

Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. is an industry-leading organization providing turnkey contract packaging and manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical, consumer health and medical device markets. With two separate FDA- and DEA-registered sites in the U.S., Aphena handles solid dose, liquids, gels, creams, ointments, foams, suspensions and lotions.

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