Jim Schwier was appointed Vice President of Operations at Paddock Laboratories, Inc. in 2007. As one of the initial team members to lead the company’s successful 5-year accelerated growth initiative, Schwier’s current responsibilities span the company’s Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering and Technical Operations areas. Schwier’s primary emphasis is to develop and establish effective business processes, organizational structures and individual talents to promote and sustain rapid new product development and effective commercialization efforts. Having 24 years’ diverse pharmaceutical experience, Schwier’s knowledge extends across large scale as well as niche, brand and generic drug development of manufacturing companies at multiple domestic and international locations. Prior roles include VP of Manufacturing at Par Pharmaceuticals, EVP of Operations at Andrx Corporation and Sr Director of Operations at Pfizer & Warner-Lambert Companies. Schwier holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology.