Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Sandy Cooper was named senior vice president in March of 2015, having joined the company as vice president of human resources in April 2012. Previously she served as the vice president of human resources for the U.S. affiliate of the French pharmaceutical company Ipsen. While there she led the post-acquisition integration of Tercica, including the relocation of the U.S. headquarters from South San Francisco to New Jersey. From 2003 until 2009 she served as the first senior vice president of human resources for Dey L.P. (Merck KGaA). As a member of the Senior Executive Committee, she repositioned the Human Resources function to support 24/7 manufacturing and development organization of 1,500 employees. The Merck KGaA subsidiary was sold to Mylan in 2008. Ms. Cooper’s previous roles have also included vice president of human resources for Elan Pharmaceuticals (3,700 employees) where her responsibilities included leading the integration of several acquisitions, and providing Human Resources leadership for their U.S. and portions of their global organization. She also served as vice president of operations for Cacheon, a Pre-IPO B2B software company, and senior director of human resources for the global medical device company, Nellcor Puritan Bennett, which was acquired by Mallinckrodt. She holds a Master of Arts in Business Administration from Webster University.
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