EXTON, Pa.—Longtime company veteran John Paproski is stepping away, and Eric Resnick will step up to replace him as vice president and chief technology officer at West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.
Paproski retired from the manufacturer of delivery systems for injectable drugs and health care products on April 1 after more than three decades with the company.
Calling Paproski “a consummate leader and trusted colleague,” President and CEO Eric M. Green said, “we celebrate John's contributions to West and his lasting impact.”
He retired from the company “with more than 36 years of dedicated service and a legacy of innovative products and services he helped create and deliver to customers and, ultimately, to patients around the world,” Green noted.
Paproski said he was leaving the firm “with the knowledge that the company is embarking on a growth journey I have been thrilled to be part of, and with pride as Eric Resnick, who has served as a critical leader of my team, takes over the reins as chief technology officer.”
He said he enjoyed his time at the company and looked forward to watching it grow and evolve as he pursues retirement.
Resnick, also a longtime company veteran, will be responsible for leading West's innovation and technology team, which was established to create the next generation of packaging, containment and delivery products, from conception to the commercial stage.
He has served in a variety of leadership posts at West and its subsidiary, The Tech Group, for more than a decade, a spokeswoman said.
“Over the past 15 years, Eric Resnick has been a pivotal leader within West,” Green said. “His work to bring the SmartDose electronic wearable injector from concept to commercialization is among many of his accomplishments.”
A well-respected and proven leader at West, Resnick “will bring valuable skills and experience to the West leadership team” Green said. “I am confident he will further the great work that has been done to bring innovative, new products to market.”
In his new role, the spokeswoman said, he “will lead West's Innovation and Technology business, which creates next generation products for pharmaceutical packaging, containment and delivery.”
Resnick most recently served as vice president and general manager of Integrated Packaging and Delivery within the innovation and technology operation.
Since January 2010, Resnick has held various research and development and engineering executive posts, including vice president of R&D and Self-Inflection Systems.
He also was vice president and general manager of the firm's Contract Manufacturing Delivery Devices division. A certified Six Sigma Black Belt, he held a number of engineering and operating positions at Eastman Kodak and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics prior to joining West.
Maintaining that it is an exciting time to be at the company, he said the firm has a strong, motivated innovation and technology unit, “and I look forward to continuing the good work that our team has started in getting closer to both our customers and patients who will benefit from our new products.”