Leadership

Paul Josephs

President & CEO

Paul Josephs is President and Chief Executive Officer at Woodstock Sterile Solutions, responsible for strategy, development, and overall performance of the organization. He is also a member of the Woodstock Sterile Solutions Board of Directors and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council at SK Capital Partners.

Mr. Josephs has enjoyed a thirty-year career in the pharmaceutical industry with more than twenty-five years of CDMO experience, starting his career in the industry with Patheon in Canada. Prior to joining Woodstock, Mr. Josephs served as Head of Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization – Global Business Development at Viatris. He joined Viatris (formerly known as Mylan) in 2016 when it acquired DPT Laboratories. He joined DPT Laboratories in 1997, and prior to the acquisition he served as Sr. Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Corporate Development. Mr. Josephs serves as a key member of the executive leadership team since 2001 and helped build DPT Laboratories into a leading provider of both non-sterile and sterile semi-solid and liquid dosage forms. 

Mr. Josephs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Courtney Sanen

Chief Financial Officer

Courtney Sanen joined Woodstock Sterile Solutions in June 2021 as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Woodstock, she served as the CFO for Elevation Labs, an industry-leading contract manufacturer in the personal care and beauty space. Ms. Sanen brings more than 20 years of financial and operations management experience for both publicly traded and privately held companies within the personal care, global aerospace, energy, and specialty industrial markets.

Ms. Sanen received her bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Florida Gulf Coast University and her MBA from Arizona State University. She is a licensed CPA and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

Oliver Vogt

Vice President and General Manager

Oliver Vogt has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries and has held leadership roles with progressive responsibility in the fields of engineering, operations, and supply chain, with a strong focus on cross-functional leadership, and continuous improvement.

Prior to joining Woodstock, he held leadership roles at Adello Biologics as GM of their Chicago Operations, developing and manufacturing biosimilar drug substance and drug products, and Merz Pharmaceuticals as the VP of Operations for their US sites, manufacturing and distributing drug products and medical devices. He also held leadership roles in engineering management at Hospira, Teva, and Abbott Laboratories, with global responsibility of advanced manufacturing technology implementation at multiple sites, supporting new product development and launches, capacity expansion, and CDMO opportunities primarily for sterile drug product and medical device manufacturing in a large variety of dosage forms and manufacturing technologies.

Mr. Vogt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Automation Engineering from the State Akademie Mosbach, Germany, and a master’s degree in Business Management from Marquette University.

Bill Hartzel​

Chief Commercial Officer

Bill Hartzel is the Chief Commercial Officer for Woodstock Sterile Solutions responsible for commercial activities and strategy, overseeing the sales, marketing, and commercial operations teams, as well as contracting for the organization. He has worked in manufacturing, R&D, sales, and across different markets. During his 10+ years at Woodstock, he has served in a variety of different and escalating roles in product management, strategy, commercial operations, and business development. 

Mr. Hartzel is recognized as a subject matter expert in the advanced aseptic processing of blow fill seal technology and plastics used in the pharmaceutical industry. He has served as an officer of the Blow Fill Seal International Operators Association (BFS IOA), on the Board of Directors for BioProcessing Systems Alliance (BPSA), a technical author for PDA –TR 66 on Single-Use Manufacturing, and Chairman of the ASME BPE Task Group for Single Use.

Mr. Hartzel has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from Villanova University. 

Heidi Brasile

Senior Director, Quality

Heidi Brasile joined the Woodstock team in 2006 as an MQA Supervisor. Her roles over the years have included Quality Assurance Manager, New Product Development Project Manager, Sr. Validation Engineer, Sr. Buyer-Planner, Sr. Quality Engineer, and Assoc. Director Quality Operations. 

As the Sr. Director of Quality, she has responsibility for all Quality and Compliance operations at the site, including Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, and Validation.

Prior to joining Woodstock Sterile Solutions, Ms. Brasile served in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptology/Information Warfare Officer stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA. 

Ms. Brasile holds a Bachelor of Science in Math from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

Kristin Coffey​

Vice President, Human Resources

Kristin Coffey was named Vice President, Human Resources in April 2021. Since joining the organization in 2007, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Human Resources function, including the leadership of global projects along with multi-site support. In her current role, she is responsible for identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals, leading the organization’s efforts to be a more inclusive and diverse company, and helping to ensure that we are a best-in-class organization where talented people want to work.

Ms. Coffey has more than 20 years of Human Resources experience in talent acquisition and management, employee development and training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and regulatory compliance.        

Ms. Coffey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Webster University.

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