PETER BELDEN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PCI ROCKFORD FACILITIES
Belden returns to PCI North America to manage Rockford, IL operations
Philadelphia, PA – August 19, 2013 - Packaging Coordinators Inc (PCI) is pleased to announce that Peter Belden has assumed the role of General Manager for its Rockford, IL based facilities. PCI operates nine facilities in Rockford, totaling over 1,000,000 square feet and employing over 1,300 highly trained associates. The site supports pharmaceutical and biotech packaging services for clinical and commercial medicines, as well as medical device, and consumer healthcare products. PCI is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and features over 14 facilities in North America and Europe serving the global pharmaceutical packaging market. The company added the Rockford facilities as part of its acquisition of AndersonBrecon Inc. from AmerisourceBergen Corporation in May of this year.
Belden joins the Rockford sites having previously headed the PCI operations in Hay-on-Wye, Wales in the United Kingdom. The European site features four facilities supporting clinical and commercial packaging for pharmaceutical and biotech products, as well as global distribution of clinical trial materials. Prior to his leadership at the European sites, Belden was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the Rockford location. Entering his new role as General Manager, Belden brings over 25 years of experience in the packaging industry.
"We are very excited to have Pete in this role" states Bill Bolding, Chief Operating Officer at PCI. "Pete brings a wealth of experience and truly understands the needs of our customers. His personal commitment to customer satisfaction underscores the company's focus on true strategic partnership and bringing value to our clients as an extension of their business. Pete's demonstrated leadership has him well positioned to lead the Rockford team."
PCI recently announced substantial investment in the Rockford sites, including the addition of multiple new high speed blistering and bottling lines to support business growth. Other notable capital investments include the expansion of Cold Chain storage, bringing the company's capacity to over 1,000 pallet spaces of 2 - 8°C in support of its rapidly expanding business for products and parenteral delivery forms.
The global healthcare industry trusts PCI for the packaging solutions that increase their products' speed to market and opportunities for commercial success. Only PCI brings the proven experience that comes with more than 50 successful product launches a year and over four decades in the healthcare business. Leading technology and continued investment enables us to address global packaging needs throughout the product life cycle — from Phase I clinical trials through commercialization and ongoing supply. Our clients view us as an extension of their business and a collaborative partner, with the shared goal of improving patients' lives. For more information please visit www.pciservices.com or follow us on Twitter at @PCI_Social.
Justin Schroeder, Senior Director, Marketing & Development Services