Jeffrey Farber joined the Lannett Company board as secretary in 2003, was appointed director of the company in 2006, and became chairman of the board of directors in 2012. For over 13 years, Jeffrey has also been president and owner of Auburn Pharmaceutical, a national generic pharmaceutical distributor. Prior to starting Auburn, he was employed at Major Pharmaceutical for over 15 years, with roles in sales and purchasing, and eventually as president of the midwest division. Jeffrey also spent time working at Major’s manufacturing division, Vitarine Pharmaceuticals, where he served on the board of directors. Jeffrey graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and he participated in the Pharmacy Management Graduate Program at Long Island University.
Timothy C. Crew
Chief Executive Officer
Timothy C. Crew was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) in January 2018, having served most recently as CEO of Cipla North America, a global pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai, India, from 2013 to 2017. He was also appointed to the Lannett Company board of directors. Previously, Tim worked for eight years at Teva Pharmaceuticals, where he served as senior vice president and commercial operating officer of the North American Generics division, the world’s largest generic operation with multiple billions of dollars of annual sales. Before that, Tim was Teva’s vice president, Alliances and Business Development. From 2001 to 2004, Tim was executive vice president, North America, for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
Tim began his pharmaceutical career at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he held a number of senior management positions in global marketing, managed healthcare, marketing, business development, and strategic planning. Prior to his pharmaceutical roles, Tim served in the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of captain.
David Drabik was elected to the board as an independent director by the shareholders in 2011. Since 2002, David has been president of Cranbrook & Co. LLC, an advisory firm primarily serving the private equity and venture capital community. At Cranbrook, David assists and advises clientele on originating, structuring, and executing private equity and venture capital transactions. Prior to that, he served in various roles and positions with UBS Capital Americas (and its predecessor, UBS Capital LLC), a private equity and venture capital firm that managed $1.5 billion of capital. Previously, David was a banker with Union Bank of Switzerland’s Corporate and Institutional Banking Division in New York City. David graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Patrick G. LePore
Patrick G. LePore was appointed to the company’s board of directors as an independent director in 2017. Since 2007, he served as chairman, CEO, and president of Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc., until the company’s acquisition by private equity investor TPG in 2012. He remained as chairman of the new company, where he led the sale of the company to Endo Pharmaceuticals. Patrick began his career with Hoffmann LaRoche. Later, he founded Boron LePore and Associates, a medical communications company, which he took public and eventually sold to Cardinal Health. He is a member of the board of directors of PharMerica and Innoviva, and is a trustee of Villanova University. Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
James M. Maher
James M. Maher was appointed to the board of directors in 2013, after a 40-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. For 30 of those years, James served as a partner, most recently the managing partner of PwC’s US Audit & Assurance practice, which comprised over 1,100 partners and 12,000 staff. Prior to that, he served as the regional assurance leader for the Metro Region Assurance practice. During his tenure at PwC, he worked closely with senior management at several multinational companies, dealing extensively with significant acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, and secondary offerings. James earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University (now LIU Post).
Albert Paonessa III
Albert Paonessa III was appointed as a director of Lannett Company in July 2015. Albert retired from Anda, Inc., the fourth-largest distributor of generic drugs in the U.S. in January 2015 after serving as president for 10 years. He had previously served as Anda’s senior vice president of sales and as vice president of IT. Prior to that, he was vice president of operations for VIP Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Anda’s parent company, Andrx, in 2000. Albert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Bowling Green State University.
Paul Taveira currently serves as chief executive officer of A&D Environmental Services Inc., an environmental and industrial services company. Earlier, he was managing partner of Precision Source LLC, a manufacturer of precision parts for various industries across the United States. Previously, Paul rose through the ranks of PSC Inc., a national provider of environmental services, most recently as its president. Before that, he held a number of senior management positions with Clean Harbors Inc., an international provider of environmental and energy services. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Worcester State University.