August 4, 2017 Vitanova


Sequoia Laboratories LLC parent company of Vitanova Nutraceuticals, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan McFarlane as the company’s chief operating officer effective on July 5, 2017.

Ryan’s roles in his 19 years in the pharmaceutical industry have run the gamut from Operations, Quality, Science and Technology to Finance and Operational Excellence to Business and Corporate Governance.

Prior to his new role with Vitanova, Ryan held the title of Global director of Operational Excellence at Patheon Pharmaceuticals where he championed value capture initiatives across the Patheon network.

Before his role with Patheon, Ryan was the director of Supply Chain for Banner Life Sciences™, one of three standalone business units of $2.1 billion in revenue of privately held DPx—the company formed from the merging of Patheon Pharmaceuticals (PTI on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and the pharmaceutical business of Netherlands-based DSM (DSM: NA on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange). Reporting directly to the president of Banner Life Sciences™, Ryan was commissioned to ensure the development, manufacturing and commercialization of multiple deliverables for prescription pharmaceuticals, OTC and nutraceutical products in markets in the Americas and Europe.

During his time with Banner Life Sciences™, Ryan and his team launched three first-to-file prescription products, one nutraceutical product and have repatriated seven ANDA prescription products. The team was also responsible for managing the private-label fish oil lines for Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Rite Aid.

Prior to his role with Banner Life Sciences, Ryan was part of the Senior Leadership Team as director of Business Management at a newly acquired Patheon site, Banner Pharmacaps. His mission was to build high-performing departments for the site—including Business Management, Technology Transfer and Costing and Quotations. In addition, the site controller and Ryan jointly accomplished $191 million in revenue for the P&L of the site in his tenure with the company.

With his new role at Vitanova, Ryan is looking forward to making Vitanova products part of people’s everyday lives.

In his downtime, Ryan enjoys travel, cooking and fitness.

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