Our Team: Leading Us Forward
Philippe Befferal, BA, General Manager
Philippe joined Angelini U.S. as CFO in 2011 for the launch of OleptroTM in the U.S. market. He was promoted General Manager of the U.S. operations on January 1st, 2018. Philippe brings over 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry at both the corporate and subsidiary level in international environments.
Prior to joining Angelini, Philippe was employed by Patheon (a leading provider of contract drug development and manufacturing services) at their European headquarters in Switzerland, as Director of Quotations and Reporting (Europe). From 1995 to 2005, Philippe held several positions at Lundbeck, (a leading company in the CNS Market), including Finance Director of the French subsidiary in Paris, Business Support Manager, Europe, at the headquarters in Copenhagen, Finance Director, South Europe in Rome, and Senior Director, U.S. Admin Operations in New York.
Philippe is a French citizen and speaks French, Italian, and English and has extensive knowledge in global commercial operation projects such as customer relationship management implementation, Balanced Scorecard model roll-out, sales force expansion, and business intelligence tool implementation.
Steven Adler, BS, Vice President, Sales
Steve has accumulated more than 30 years' experience in marketing, sales, and leadership. Steve joined Angelini Pharma U.S. in 2006, having previously worked for Nephros Inc. as the Director of Marketing with international responsibilities.
In 2012 he was appointed manager/leader of the Device Division.
Steve has a B.S. in Biology from City College of New York.
Valeria Sena-Weltin, MS, RAC, Manager, Quality Assurance (QA) and Regulatory Affairs (RA)
Valeria Sena-Weltin brings over 12 years' experience in the regulatory field that includes various backgrounds, including the medical device and pharmaceutical industry, consulting on product conceptualization, non-clinical testing, GLP/GCP/GMP and GDP compliance, product registration in the U.S., Asia, Latin America, and ROW, as well as setting up a manufacturing facility for a Class 3 device.
Valeria joined Angelini in 2015 as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist and was promoted to lead the Quality and the Regulatory team as Manager of QA and RA.
She has earned a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Bioscience, and a certificate in Biotech-Enterprise from the Johns Hopkins University.
Vicky Feng, MBA, Vice President, Finance
Vicky Feng joined the Angelini US team as the head of Finance & Administration in October 2020 after serving as Global Finance and Accounting leader for Caire Inc. and Chart Industries Inc., where she led teams across the US, Europe and Asia. Vicky has more than 12 years’ experience in managing finance, Accounting, treasury, M&A and tax functions in the Medical device and Bio Medical industries.
Vicky has a Bachelor of Finance and received Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Accounting and Technology from Georgia Southern University.
Rachael Sparks, BS, Vice President, Marketing
Rachael Sparks' background in Microbiology informs her role at Angelini overseeing US Marketing and public relations. She joined Angelini in 2020 after serving as Technical Director and Clinical Marketing Manager with Xenex Disinfection Services. Rachael brings over 16 years' experience in healthcare, infection prevention, and science communication in Transplant, Life Sciences and Medical Device industries.
Rachael has a B.S. in Microbiology, is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist, and has Lean Six Sigma certification.
Jack Shirts, BS, MBA, Vice President, Human Resources
Jack Shirts came to Angelini Pharma with 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Communication. He has worked in manufacturing and office settings with organizations ranging from small, boutique, family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 global companies. His career spans industries including Food, Packaging, Aerospace, Technology, and Medical Device.
Jack graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and an MBA focused in Human Resources Management & Organizational Behavior.
Erick Bermudez, BS, MA, Interim Plant Manager, Thermacare
Erick Bermudez is the new Interim Plant Manager for the Thermacare Site in Albany, GA. He joined the Thermacare team as the Engineering, Maintenance and EHS Lead in July 2017. Erick has over 15 years of international experience including North and Latin America, in Medical Device, Food & Beverage and Chemical Industries, where he has held management roles in Engineering, Maintenance & Reliability, EHS and Commercialization.
Erick has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UAGM in PR, and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Puerto Rico.
IT’S MORE THAN JUST A JOB: IT’S PERSONAL
“Carrying on 100 years of Angelini heritage is a rewarding challenge. I am proud to contribute to a culture of Diversity and Excellence that always pushes us to the next level of being and doing better personally and professionally.”
“Working with a dedicated team I call the Angelini Family makes it easy to start every day ready to make a difference – for them, the patients who need our products, and the customers who rely on us for the latest most accurate product and industry information.”
“At Angelini, we really care, and this is the fuel I need to keep me active in my journey of becoming a better person and professional. I believe in the company and products we promote; and that patients deserve the best products and care.”
“I am very proud of Angelini products and team. Being able to work in a place that improves people lives is very rewarding for me.”
"Every day, we collaborate as a diverse team to bring forth infection prevention tools that will make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. It's inspiring to be part of such a globally impactful organization, yet it always feels like a tight-knit family."
"Nearly everyone you meet is experiencing some form of pain. It’s a delight to support our teams as we manufacture and distribute products that relieve pain and prevent infection. We succeed as we work together to improve people’s quality of life."