July 20, 2018 Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH appoints Dr. Margit Klotz as General Manager Operations
Rankweil, Austria, July 20, 2018 - Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH, a CMO and expert for aseptic fill and finish services, today announced the appointment of Dr. Margit Klotz (52) as General Manager Operations, effective August 1, 2018. In this newly created position, Dr. Klotz will be in charge of Process Development & Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering. Harald Henninger, as Managing Director alongside Reinhold Elsaesser responsible for concept and set-up of the company since mid-2016, will leave Rentschler Fill Solutions following the successful handover of the completed facility.
Prof. Dr. Nikolaus F. Rentschler, principal shareholder of Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH, recognized Mr. Henninger's achievements, "Harald Henninger has done an outstanding job in building the company. With his great expertise, he, together with his team, successfully created an operational pharmaceutical business from scratch in record time. His work provides a key basis for the company's positive development and thus its success."
Dr. Margit Klotz joins Rentschler Fill Solutions from German Rentschler Biopharma SE, where she held positions of increasing responsibility over the last ten years, most recently as Vice President, managing the Aseptic Filling unit. Dr. Klotz provides more than twenty years of experience in aseptic filling in international biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. She studied chemistry in Ulm, Germany, and obtained her PhD in molecular genetics.
"I am delighted that Dr. Klotz will continue the successful work of Mr. Henninger and would like to welcome her to the management team of Rentschler Fill Solutions," commented Prof. Dr. Nikolaus F. Rentschler. "Dr. Klotz combines her extensive experience in the filling of biopharmaceuticals and her long-standing affiliation with Rentschler Biopharma with an extraordinary degree of technical expertise and quality awareness. For us and our customers, this puts her in an ideal position at the interface between drug substance manufacturing at Rentschler Biopharma and drug product fill and finish at Rentschler Fill Solutions, in line with our corporate philosophy."
Rentschler Fill Solutions provides its customers with aseptic fill and finish services of drug products on both a clinical and commercial scale. True to the motto "one contact - one contract - one quality", Rentschler Fill Solutions and Rentschler Biopharma have been offering end-to-end solutions for the manufacturing and fill and finish of biopharmaceuticals from a single source with new, state-of-the-art facilities since mid-2017. Dr. Klotz has been instrumental in shaping the content of this partnership.
About Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH
Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH, located in Rankweil, Austria, is a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) for the aseptic filling of liquid and lyophilized biopharmaceutical products. With their complete focus on clients' projects, the company provides state-of-the-art facilities, which comply with the latest regulatory, quality and safety standards. Rentschler Fill Solutions focuses on delivering small to medium-sized batches (up to 60,000 vials per batch) to meet clinical as well as market needs with its highly scalable solutions. Owned by the Rentschler family, Rentschler Fill Solutions is a company with a highly skilled team offering extensive experience and reliable services in aseptic filling. For further information, please visit www.rentschler-fill-solutions.com.
Rentschler Biopharma SE
Dr. Alexander Starnecker
Manager Company Development