Almac Group’s US Financial Controller Appointed to Irish American Business Chamber & Network (IABCN)’s Board of Directors
November 2, 2017
Souderton, U.S., November 02, 2017– Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, is delighted to recognize the appointment of Mark Weir, US Financial Controller, to the (IABCN)’s Board of Directors, based out of the City of Philadelphia.
Weir is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Master’s degree from Dublin City University in IT & Accounting and a Bachelor’s Degree from Queens University, Belfast, N.I. in Economics. Originally from Northern Ireland, Mark moved to the USA in 2012 to accept his current position with the Almac Group. Prior to joining the Almac Group, Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and worked in a number of international organizations, including a role leading the international expansion of a family-owned firm from Northern Ireland in establishing their first foreign facility in Kansas, U.S.
Kevin Kent, (IABCN) Chairman, commented: “The Irish American Business Chamber’s Board is thrilled to welcome Mark to our team. Mark adds a wealth of knowledge and experience. We know that his service, along with the continued involvement of Ambassador Club Member Almac Group, will only strengthen the Irish Chamber’s mission of serving our members, and promoting the development of economic and educational relationships between the United States and Ireland.”
The Almac Group became the first company headquartered in Northern Ireland to receive the prestigious Ambassador Award in 2016. The Ambassador Award is given annually to a member company that has helped to carry out the Chamber’s mission of strengthening business and educational ties between Ireland and the United States. Kevin Stephens, Finance Director of the Almac Group received the award from Barbara Jones, Irish Consul General on behalf of Anne Anderson, Irish Ambassador, at a ceremony in Philadelphia, U.S.
About the Irish American Business Chamber & Network, Inc
The Irish American Business Chamber & Network is a nonpartisan business organization dedicated to promoting the interests of its members and the development of economic and educational relationships between the United States, Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Chamber provides growth opportunities to its members through a series of monthly networking forums, programs and a broad range of services. Its members span the Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey tri-state area and include Irish based companies with strong interests in this region.
About Almac Group
‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’
The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organisation that provides an extensive range of integrated services to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally. The services range from R&D, biomarker discovery development and commercialisation, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IXRS® technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.
The international company is a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over almost 50 years and now employs in excess of 5600 highly skilled personnel. Almac is headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with operations in the UK, Ireland, across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Tokyo).