February 3, 2022 Rentschler Biopharma further strengthens Company Leadership Team
• Company hires executives with strong experience in strategy, operations and project management
• Rentschler Biopharma again chosen as 2022 CMO Leadership Awards recipient in several categories
Laupheim, Germany, February 3, 2022 – Rentschler Biopharma, a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for biopharmaceuticals, announced today that the Company has further strengthened its Leadership Team with the hiring of several senior level, highly experienced biopharmaceutical executives. These important additions will enhance Rentschler Biopharma’s ability to effectively address the increasing demand to develop and manufacture complex biopharmaceuticals worldwide.
Dr. Günter Stempfer joined the Company on January 1, 2022, as Head of Global Strategic Development. He previously supported Rentschler Biopharma in an operations consulting capacity. In this newly created role, he will work closely with the team to evaluate, define, and drive strategic initiatives and projects across all of the Company’s sites. Dr. Stempfer brings more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, having held various leadership positions, most lately at Sandoz, Polpharma Biologics and Novartis Pharma.
Christiane Bardroff joined Rentschler Biopharma as Senior Vice President Client Program Management, effective February 1, 2022. From her previous positions at Teva Biotech and Roche Penzberg, she brings extensive experience in the organization of complex projects. She will drive and add to the Company’s existing Client Program Management (CPM) function, enabling new dimensions of support and consulting for client partners.
Dr. Christian Hunzinger, who initiated the CPM unit and shaped its growth over the past three years, has transitioned to the newly created position of Vice President Analytical Science, effective February 1, 2022. This role will enable the Company to effectively respond to the increasing client need for advanced in-process analytics for rapid, data-based development.
“To ensure that Rentschler Biopharma continues to effectively foresee and address our clients’ growing and changing needs, it is critical that we attract and retain highly qualified team members,” commented Dr. Frank Mathias, CEO of Rentschler Biopharma. “I am delighted to welcome Günter, and Christiane to Rentschler Biopharma. Each brings great expertise and knowledge that will further strengthen our client experience. I am also pleased that Christian will take on his important new role at the interface between Process Science and Quality Control. The additions and changes announced today are important as we help our clients to bring life-saving medicines to patients with serious or rare diseases.”
This commitment to serving its clients has recently been recognized again through the CMO Leadership Awards, presented by Outsourced Pharma and Life Science Leader, together with ISR Reports as research conductor in identifying and recognizing leading CMO companies. Nominations are backed by experiential data. For 2022, Rentschler Biopharma was selected to receive awards in four categories: Compatibility, Expertise, Reliability, and Service.