Astellas names 2 regional sales execs

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Astellas has named the heads of two regional sales leads The company on Wednesday promoted David Musselman to be area VP sales, primary care and specialty care-east, and named Lynn Gerber area VP sales, primary care and specialty care-west.

“These changes will further support our efforts to ensure we're providing valuable therapies to patients who need them,” Astellas VP sales, primary care/specialty and hospital, Steve Sabus said. “Both David and Lynn's demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performance teams will build on the important relationships and communication that we've established with our customers and accounts in key US geographies.”

Musselman’s pharmaceutical sales experience spans 20 years, most recently at Astellas as its director of regional accounts east. In that role, he led a team of regional account managers in the company’s oncology, urology, transplant and antifungal franchises. He joined the company as a Georgia regional sales manager in 2007, followed by his time as area sales director for the southeastern United States. His career began at Pfizer, where he served in various roles, including district manager. In his new role, Musselman will be based in South Carolina, overseeing a team of five sales directors and reporting to Sabus.

Musselman takes over his new role from Gerber, who has been with Astellas since 2003 and has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Before joining Astellas, she worked in sales, marketing and operations roles of increasing responsibility at GSK. Gerber is a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and was the winner of its 2015 BA Luminary Award. In her new role she will be based in Illinois, overseeing a team of five sales directors.

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