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Sharp Packaging appoints divisional managing director

Mike O’Hara has over 25 years’ experience
Mike O'Hara Sharp Services Ashfield

Sharp Packaging Services, part of UDG Healthcare, has named Mike O'Hara as its divisional managing director.

The company, comprising of Sharp Packaging Solutions and Sharp Clinical Services, provides commercial and clinical packaging solutions to the pharma and biotech industries.

In his new role O'Hara will have global responsibility for the Sharp division, managing both the commercial packaging and the clinical business units.

Commenting on his appointment, O'Hara said: “I am delighted to join Sharp and the wider UDG Healthcare team as they continue to grow the business in the US and Europe. It is an exciting opportunity to join such a dynamic company that is partnering with customers and delivering real value solutions on a daily basis.”

O'Hara, who has over 25 years of experience in healthcare, joins from SteriPack, a sterile packaging solutions and contract-manufacturing services firm where he held the position of global head of contract manufacturing.

Previous to this O'Hara's roles include senior VP of operations at Smith & Nephew and group VP of operations at Boston Scientific.

Brendan McAtamney, chief operating officer of UDG Healthcare, said: “As we continue to grow the Sharp business, it is vital that we have leaders with a track record of delivering business results in the healthcare industry.

“Mike's appointment is significant for Sharp and UDG Healthcare as his experience and leadership skills will be drawn upon in helping us realise our ambition as a world leader in contract packaging for the healthcare industry.”

4th December 2014

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