ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zomedica Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX-V: ZOM), a veterinary pharmaceutical and health care solutions company, today announced that Robert W. DiMarzo has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Global Strategy. In this new company position, DiMarzo is responsible for expanding Zomedica’s business outside North America via business development opportunities and globalization strategies for existing pipeline products.
“A proven entrepreneur in the animal health space, Robert’s extensive experience in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, for industry leaders such as Pfizer Animal Health, complements the qualifications of our talented executive team,” stated Gerald Solensky Jr., Chief Executive Officer at Zomedica. “Given his successful animal health background, Robert is here to help bring our unique pipeline of therapeutics and diagnostics to the global markets.”
DiMarzo comes to Zomedica with more than 25 years of animal health leadership experience in manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales, and strategic operations for pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies. Prior to joining Zomedica, DiMarzo served as Principal with DiMarzo Business Consulting where he advised business, financial, and government entities on globalization, business development, and growth strategies within the animal health and human biotechnology industries.
Prior to that, DiMarzo was Vice President of Commercial Development and Product Category Management with the global animal health group at Henry Schein. Before that, he was Executive Chairman of the U.S. animal health distributor Ivesco Holdings LLC. Under his leadership, Ivesco transformed into a successful category leader that was acquired in November 2013 by MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen. DiMarzo also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the veterinary diagnostic startup Scandinavian Micro Biodevices, purchased by Zoetis in 2016.
DiMarzo started his animal health career with Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly, followed by 15 years with Pfizer Animal Health (now Zoetis) where he held several director-level and executive leadership positions in Brazil, Italy, and the U.S., leaving the company as President of U.S. Operations. During his tenure, DiMarzo elevated Pfizer’s U.S. Animal Health division to that of a recognized industry leader.
A former U.S. Naval Officer and Peace Corps volunteer, DiMarzo has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and Bachelor of Science from Brown University.
With U.S. operations based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica is a veterinary pharmaceutical and health care solutions company creating products for companion animals (canine, feline and equine) by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica is developing a diversified portfolio to include innovative drugs, drug-delivery technologies, diagnostics, and devices. With multiple clinical veterinarians in executive management, it is Zomedica’s mission to give veterinarians the opportunity to lower costs, increase productivity, and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.
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