PPD Appoints New COO

June 21, 2007

Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD, Wilmington, NC, www.ppdi.com), has selected William J. Sharbaugh as its new chief operating officer.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (PPD, Wilmington, NC, www.ppdi.com), has selected William J. Sharbaugh as its new chief operating officer. Sharbaugh comes to PPD from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he most recently served as vice president, global development operations. Before his six-year tenure at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sharbaugh spent 10 years at Merck & Co. in a variety of assignments in clinical supply operations, sales, and manufacturing.