In April of 2012, Coldstream Laboratories expanded its sales presence to the West Coast with the addition of Heidi Kipers as Business Development Manager. As Coldstream’s West Coast sales representative, Heidi is based in San Diego, CA, and represents the territory west of the Rocky Mountains.
Heidi joins Eric Smart, Executive Vice President, and Chris Verbicky, Director of Business Development, to round out Coldstream’s sales team. With Heidi’s addition, Coldstream now has key sales personnel based in Kentucky, New York, and California.
Ms. Kipers’ territory is comprised of 11 states along the West Coast and Rocky Mountains. The territory contains a mix of both pharmaceutical as well as biotechnology firms and is home to several biotech and pharmaceutical “hot spots”, including San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. According to Biospace.com, the western territory represents over 550 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with small and large molecule parenteral therapeutics in varying stages of clinical development.
“We see the West Coast as an exciting growth opportunity for Coldstream,” says Eric Smart, who heads the department. “Coldstream is thrilled to for Ms. Kipers to join Coldstream and provide a West Coast presence and proximity to both the Southern California and Bay Area pharmaceutical hotbeds. She joins Dr. Verbicky, our East Coast Sales Representative, in covering the key geographical regions of pharmaceutical development.”
Ms. Kipers is excited about the potential to help build and expand Coldstream’s presence. Her plans center around increasing awareness of Coldstream’s service offerings in the Western Region of the US. Short-term plans include hosting networking events and seminars in her hometown of San Diego.
“I am thrilled to join the Business Development Team,” says Kipers. “The growth that Coldstream has experienced over the past several years is truly outstanding and I am eager to lead the charge to expand Coldstream’s business to additional West Coast clients.
Coldstream Laboratories, Inc. is a specialty manufacturer of sterile injectable drugs and operates a state-of-the-art parenteral manufacturing facility in Lexington, KY. For more information, visit www.coldstreamlabs.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.