New president for Astellas US Technologies
John DeMay has been appointed president, Astellas US Technologies Inc. (AUST). In this role, DeMay is responsible for promoting collaboration and cooperation across Astellas’ pharmaceutical technology divisions functions in the Americas. He also serves as the site manager for AUST based in Northbrook and represents AUST in various Americas management activities. DeMay also continues in his role as head of project and product management group reporting to Dr. Katsutoshi Nakamura, head of project and product management within Pharmaceutical Technology.
“John’s background and broad experience in this area will help him meet the challenges of this new role, while continuing to grow the strong partnerships that exist within AUST and between AUST and its collaborators,” Nakamura says. “He is dedicated to assuring stable global supply of clinical and commercial products for patients.”
Previously, DeMay served as executive director, pharmaceutical technology management for AUST. He joined Astellas in 2002 as an associate director of Technical Services and later served as director and senior director of the CMC Technology group within U.S. Pharmaceutical Technology Management.
Executives say throughout his 15-year career at Astellas, DeMay has played an important role in the chemistry, manufacturing and control development and CMC project management. He has contributed to the development, introduction and stable supply of several new drug products and marketed products.
DeMay holds a bachelor of science in biology with a chemistry minor from Michigan Technological University and a bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Ferris State University.