Cephalon announces executive changes

FRAZER, Pa. Cephalon has promoted three of its executives, the drug maker announced Thursday.

The company promoted Kevin Buchi to COO, with responsibility for worldwide pharmaceutical operations, worldwide technical operations, investor relations and business development. Buchi began working for Cephalon in 1991 and became CFO in 1996.

Wilco Groenhuysen was promoted to EVP and CFO, with responsibility for worldwide finance, commercial operations and risk management, reporting directly to CEO and chairman Frank Baldino. Groenhuysen began working for Cephalon in 2007 as SVP finance after serving in various roles at Phillips Electronics North America for 20 years.

Alain Aragues was promoted to EVP and president of Cephalon Europe. Aragues began working for the company in 2002 to lead its expansion in France following its 2001 acquisition of Group Lafon.

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