Actavis names chief accounting officer

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Actavis today announced that James D'Arecca has joined the company as chief accounting officer. He will be reporting to R. Todd Joyce, chief financial officer — global.

Mr. D'Arecca joins Actavis from Bausch & Lomb, where he served in a similar role to his new Actavis position. Prior to Bausch & Lomb, he worked for Merck & Co., where he served as executive director and business development controller. In this role, he was the primary liaison between the controller's organization and the business development and corporate licensing functions. Prior to joining Merck, Mr. D'Arecca was executive director and assistant controller at Schering-Plough. He also spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, with an industry focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer products.

Mr. D'Arecca earned his MBA from Columbia University, his BS in accounting from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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