Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Amerigen’s executive leadership is

made up of industry executives with decades of combined experience working for some of the most successful pharmaceutical enterprises in the world. At Amerigen, they’re putting their knowledge, experience, and expertise to work, providing quality medicines for a healthier world.

Partnering with Amerigen means having the security of knowing that your projects are in the care of experienced and knowledgeable industry veterans, directing a team of hardworking and dedicated professionals. Meet a few members of our Executive Management team below.

Executive Management


John W. Lowry, President & Chief Executive Officer
John Lowry was appointed President & CEO of Amerigen in 2010. Mr. Lowry has nearly 30 years of experience, most of which in leading product development organizations and global businesses in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Most recently, Mr. Lowry was CEO of Catalent Pharma Solutions, a $1.7 billion leading provider of contract development, manufacturing and drug delivery technologies to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. Prior to Catalent, he held several leadership positions for Cardinal Health, including Group President of Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services and President of R.P. Scherer. Mr. Lowry previously was President of Becton Dickinson’s Worldwide Diabetes Healthcare/Consumer Healthcare business and began his time at BD as Vice President of BD Medical Systems R&D.

Mr. Lowry spent the first 15 years of his career at GE, most recently at GE Healthcare. He holds a BSME from Villanova University.


Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan K. Embleton, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer
Jonathan Embleton was appointed Chief Business Officer for Amerigen in 2010. Dr. Embleton has 20 years of experience in R&D, project management, business development, strategy and licensing, with a particular focus on drug delivery technologies and generic products. Prior to joining Amerigen, he served as the Vice President for Product Ventures at Catalent Pharma Solutions, where he was also a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Dr. Embleton was previously a vice-president working with generic pharmaceuticals for Cardinal Health, and earlier led the European business development and sales organization for Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical Technologies and Services business in Europe. Prior to that, Dr. Embleton held various product and technology development roles for RP Scherer Corporation.

Dr. Embleton earned a BSc in biochemistry and business administration, as well as a Ph.D in pharmaceutics, from the University of Aston in the UK.


Wenbin Dang, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Product Development
Wenbin Dang was appointed Senior Vice President, Product Development, for Amerigen in 2010. Dr. Dang has 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical R&D, with a particular focus on drug delivery technologies and generic product development. Prior to joining Amerigen, she was Vice President, Product Development, at Catalent Pharma Solutions.

Prior to that, Dr. Dang worked for Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical and Technologies and Services business as Director of Formulation and Technology Development. She also held positions at Guilford Pharmaceuticals (now part of Eisai Pharmaceuticals) and Alkermes Inc. in various scientific and management roles.

Dr. Dang received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. She holds 13 US patents and is author of over twenty scientific journals and book chapters.


Oliver Mueller, President, Suzhou Pharma Services
Oliver Mueller was appointed President of Suzhou Pharma Services in 2012. Mr. Mueller has nearly 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, most of which include the effective implementation of new business ventures, corporate leadership and business development.

In his most recent positions, Mr. Mueller served as Executive Vice-President, Business Development and Executive Vice President, Glatt Pharmaceutical Services Division for Glatt Air Techniques, Inc., a premier provider of process technology, equipment and contract services for the development and manufacture of solid dosage drug products. Previously, Mr. Mueller held numerous other leadership positions at Glatt, including Vice President, Technology Sales & Services and Executive Vice President, Nortec Development Associates, a generic drug product out-licensing affiliate.

Prior to that, Mr. Mueller held positions at The Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company and Merck & Company, Inc. He holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering degree from Lafayette College.


Bettina Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Quality

Bettina Kaplan joined Amerigen as Sr. Vice President, Quality in May 2017. Ms. Kaplan has over 35 years of experience, leading Quality organizations in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Prior to joining Amerigen, Ms. Kaplan held several Quality leadership positions building, remediating and leading compliant Quality organizations.  Most recently, Ms. Kaplan was Vice President, Quality for MonoSol Rx, Head of Quality and Compliance for the Sandoz U.S. Development Center, and provided consulting services to pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Ms. Kaplan also has held leadership roles at Purdue Pharma, Sharp Corporation, Hoffmann LaRoche and Thompson Medical Company and began her career at Schering-Plough in Quality Control.  She holds a BS in Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology and completed the Novartis’ Quality Master’s Program.


David Quiggle, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
David Quiggle was appointed Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, for Amerigen in October 2015. Mr. Quiggle has 20 years of pharmaceutical experience, with a focus on generic product development. Prior to joining Amerigen, he was Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, at Anchen Pharmaceuticals (part of Par Pharmaceuticals).

Prior to that, Mr. Quiggle held positions at Watson Laboratories (now Actavis Inc.) and Encore Pharmaceuticals. He also worked at Loma Linda University in the School of Medicine performing preclinical drug development.

Mr. Quiggle received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Biology from the California State University.