Executive Team

Paul H. Johnson

Group President and COO

Paul Johnson graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He began his career with Surgikos (Johnson & Johnson) and held various positions of increasing responsibility in operations from 1981 to 1985. After serving as general manager of the facility in San Simeon from 1986 to 1989, he joined Johnson & Johnson Medical from 1990 to 1994 and helped establish a contract manufacturing organization. He was also a key player in developing the business plan to enter the China market. Paul joined DPT in 1994 as director of logistics and was promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing in 1996. He led the acquisition of the Lakewood, N.J., site and was promoted to general manager in 2001 and president and COO in 2004. After DPT was sold to Renaissance in June 2011, Paul assumed the additional responsibility for Confab and was named group president and COO.

 

Rick Bentzinger

Vice President, Human Resources

Rick Bentzinger joined DPT in July 2010 as vice president of human resources after having spent more than five years as the vice president of human resources for Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), a top-tier academic medical center located in Portland, Ore. With more than 25 years of human resources experience, Rick has worked with large, publicly traded companies and small, privately held organizations in the health care, consumer goods and industrial and contract manufacturing sectors. Before joining OHSU in early 2005, Rick held the position of vice president of human resources with Danaher Corporation at both the operating company and corporate levels from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, he was the vice president of human resources for Colfax Corporation, a sister company to Danaher. Rick received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology/sociology from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and conducted graduate work in clinical psychology at St. Louis University.

 

Kuljit Bhatia

Vice President, Research and Development

Kuljit Bhatia joined DPT in January 2012 as vice president of research and development. Kuljit has more than 15 years of pharmaceutical development experience and was previously vice president of research and development and technical operations at Fougera Pharmaceuticals (formerly Nycomed) in Long Island, N.Y. Prior to joining Fougera, he held senior R&D positions at Medicis Pharmaceutical and Mylan Technologies Inc. Kuljit holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical science from North Dakota State University, and he conducted postdoctoral studies in pharmaceutics at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and Controlled Release Society and has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

 

Gene Ciolfi

Vice President and General Manager, Lakewood Site Operations

Gene Ciolfi joined DPT in July 2001 as director of project management and commercial operations. In 2008, he was promoted to general manager of DPT’s Center of Excellence for Sterile and Specialty Products in Lakewood, N.J., and vice president and general manager of the site in 2012. He has 24 years’ experience in the industry including serving as manager of contract manufacturing at Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. Gene shares DPT’s commitment to expand our position in the sterile and specialty market and has managed more than $40 million in expansion and upgrades at the New Jersey facility.

 

Mark Fite

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mark Fite started with DPT in 2002 as the director of logistics for the DPT Lakewood facility. After leading the New Jersey team in production planning, warehouse operations and manufacturing, Mark relocated to San Antonio in 2004 as the senior director for site operations, overseeing the manufacturing operations. Assuming his current role of vice president of operations in 2005, Mark has operations responsibility for DPT manufacturing facilities in San Antonio and Lakewood, N.J. Prior to joining DPT, Mark worked for Keane Consulting as client engagement manager specializing in business process improvement; manufacturing site leader for The Body Shop in West Sussex, U.K., and director of manufacturing for Revlon. Mark graduated from Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in history.

 

Lyle Flom

Vice President and General Manager, San Antonio Site Operations

Lyle Flom joined DPT in 2001 and has held such positions as director of finance, senior director of site operations and general manager for the DPT San Antonio facility. Lyle was promoted to the position of vice president of development and commercial services in 2009. Prior to joining DPT, Lyle earned his CPA while at Ernst & Young where he worked primarily in the financial services industry. He also worked as the controller of FundAmerica; director of SEC accounting and revenue for La Quinta; and client services/business development manager for Resources Connection. He graduated from the University of Texas, San Antonio, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.

 

Paul Josephs

Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Corporate Development

Paul Josephs joined DPT in 1997 after a very impressive and successful term as senior business manager with Patheon, where he held responsibility for leadership of the business development team. Prior to Patheon, Paul enjoyed an equally successful career as a medical sales representative and trade marketing manager with Marion Merrell Dow. He joined DPT as an account manager and rapidly progressed with increasing responsibilities to director of the strategic business unit. Paul was promoted to vice president in 2001. In this role, Paul has held responsibility for sales, project management, commercial services and marketing. In his current capacity, he is responsible for sales, marketing and corporate development. Paul earned a bachelor’s from the University of Western Ontario in 1988.

 

Glenn Kues

Senior Vice President, Finance

Glenn Kues started with DPT in 1996 as corporate controller and was promoted to director of logistics in 1998 and vice president of finance in 2001. In 2004, Glenn took over the responsibility of developing DPT’s strategic plan. He currently oversees finance, information technology, legal and purchasing for DPT. Before joining DPT, Glenn worked for three privately held contract manufacturing businesses with responsibilities for finance, logistics and technology management. He is a certified public accountant in Texas and began his career with the international accounting firm KPMG where he left as a senior manager. Glenn graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and accounting.

 

Nick Walp

Vice President, Quality Systems

Nick Walp joined DPT in 2005 as director of quality systems in Lakewood, N.J., and in 2006 was promoted to senior director of specialized operations. In 2007, Nick was promoted to vice president of quality systems with responsibility for DPT’s quality systems in San Antonio and Lakewood, N.J. A graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and chemistry, Nick completed his master’s at the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. Nick is also recognized as a registered microbiologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology and has completed additional management training at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Nick has worked with large, publicly traded companies and small, privately held organizations in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.