Aastrom Announces Appointment of Zac Taylor as National Sales Director [Global Data Point]
(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) "We are thrilled to have Zac join Aastrom as our national sales director. He has an impressive track record in both new product launches as well as reinvigorating established brands," said Daniel Orlando, chief operating officer of Aastrom. "Zac's proven skill set will be of great value to Aastrom as we continue to develop our talented team and work to realize the commercial potential of Carticel and Epicel and prepare for the eventual launch of MACI in the U.S."
Mr. Taylor has over 22 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device sales and marketing, leading numerous commercial organizations with a consistent record of increasing revenue, market share and profitability in both start-ups and established corporate environments. Mr. Taylor previously served as national sales director for Abbott, where his leadership of the U.S. commercial sales organization significantly improved growth and profitability. As a regional business director at Pfizer, he consistently met sales goals across several teams, and earned many distinctions and awards for his work. Mr. Taylor also helped build and lead the commercial organization at Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles. Mr. Taylor earned an MBA from St. Joseph's University and a bachelor of arts in business communications from the University of Oklahoma.
"I am excited to join an organization which is marketing and developing pioneering cell based therapies. I am confident there is significant growth potential remaining in both Carticel and Epicel, and I look forward to working with the regarded Aastrom sales and marketing organization to expand the usage of these products, each of which offers unique benefits to patients not available from other therapies," said Mr. Taylor.
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