LANCASTER, Pa., July 7, 2011—Lancaster Laboratories announced a change in the leadership structure. Timothy S. Oostdyk, Ph.D., has been promoted to President of Lancaster Laboratories, the third president in the company’s 50-year history. Previous President J. Wilson Hershey, Ph.D., has become Chairman of the Board.
With Lancaster Laboratories for more than 25 years, Dr. Oostdyk had previously been Executive Vice President and COO. In additional to his current responsibilities overseeing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical operations in the US and Ireland site and parent company Eurofins Michigan site operations, Dr. Oostdyk will be responsible for the company’s award-winning Professional Scientific Staffingsm program. He will have a coordinating role with the other Eurofins pharmaceutical product testing/quality control laboratories in Europe. He earned a B.A. in chemistry (cum laude) from Franklin and Marshall College and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Villanova University.
Dr. Hershey has been with Lancaster Laboratories since 1972 and President since 1995. In addition to his Board Chair responsibilities, Dr. Hershey will continue to oversee Lancaster Laboratories’ Environmental Division operations as well as most of the company’s support groups. Dr. Hershey holds a B.A. in chemistry from Millersville University and an M.S. in chemistry, a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, and an M.B.A. from Villanova University.
About Lancaster Laboratories
Founded in 1961, Lancaster Laboratories is one of the largest commercial contract laboratories in the world, providing comprehensive laboratory services in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food and environmental sciences. Lancaster Laboratories serves clients from a diverse range of businesses and industries, including Fortune 100 Industrial companies, the world’s largest pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies as well as local and national governments. With facilities in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Dungarvan, Ireland, Lancaster Laboratories has a global capacity of 260,000 square feet and employs 1,200 employees worldwide.
Lancaster Laboratories is part of Eurofins Scientific.
Eurofins Scientific is a life sciences company operating internationally to provide a comprehensive range of analytical testing services to clients from a wide range of industries including the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors. With about 9,500 staff in more than 150 laboratories across 30 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 100,000 reliable analytical methods for evaluating the authenticity, origin, safety, identity, composition and purity of biological substances and products.