LIONVILLE, Pa. (Aug. 4, 2008) — Medical components manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. has appointed Matthew T. Mullarkey chief operating officer.
Mullarkey, 46, was previously CEO and president of Cleveland-based Impact Materials Group, a privately owned engineered materials business. He succeeds Steve Ellers, who will remain as West president through a transition period and his planned retirement in 2010, the company said.
Before joining Impact Materials Group, Mullarkey worked in senior executive and consulting capacities, including most recently as group vice president, Global Operations, at Invacare Corp., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of home medical equipment and disposables; Delco Remy International Inc. a multinational automotive original equipment manufacturer; Cambridge Management Consulting; and Michelin Tire Group.
Ellers, 57, joined Lionville-based West in 1983 as an analyst in international operations and held senior management positions in operations, sales and finance prior to becoming chief operating officer and president in 2005.