COPENHAGEN, Denmark and SEATTLE, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CMC Biologics, a leading biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Organization, with operations in Copenhagen, Denmark and Seattle, Washington USA, announced today that it has hired Claes Glassell to serve at its Chief Executive Officer. CMC Biologics, a company with 370 employees, is committed to delivering world class, fully integrated, biopharmaceutical process development and manufacturing services.
Claes Glassell brings more than 30 years of industry experience to CMC, most recently as CEO of Cerus Corporation and prior to that as President of Cambrex Corp.
"We are thrilled that Claes has joined the CMC executive team," said David Kauffmann, Chairman of the Board, CMC Biologics, and Managing Director of European Equity Partners. "Claes has been on CMC's board of directors for more than 5 years, and has during that time exhibited a broad range of experience and insight of our industry. Claes' strong leadership qualities and seasoned business understanding makes him the ideal leader to take CMC Biologics to the next level as a leader in our fast moving industry."
"Joining the CMC Executive team at this important time in the Company's lifecycle is a great privilege," said Claes Glassell. "The Company has, despite a very challenging environment in recent years, been successful in continuing to realize strong growth. Today, CMC has a very solid order book demonstrating the strength of the Company's world class service offering, management and science team. CMC is positioned to be a highly successful company."
Claes Glassell joined the CMC board of directors in 2005. Claes left the position as President & CEO of Cerus Corporation, Inc. to take on the position as CEO of CMC Biologics. He is the former President of Cambrex Cor