PNP Pharmaceuticals has brought together a talented team of professionals that collectively bring a wealth of knowledge from their specific fields of expertise.
- Glen North, President & CEO
Glen is the co-owner and founder of PNP Pharmaceuticals and has over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical/nutraceutical industry. Before establishing PNP Pharmaceuticals in 1999, Glen owned and operated a successful chain of retail vitamin stores in British Columbia. Glen’s vision and strong leadership has guided PNP Pharmaceuticals to become one of Canada’s largest and most respected contract manufacturers.
- Dr. Dennis Thneah, Vice President
Dennis is the co-owner of PNP Pharmaceuticals. Dennis retired as an MD following a 20 year career as a General Physician. He received his medical training in Hong Kong and post graduate in the UK. Recently he was clinically attached to St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver, B.C.
- Tony Theng, Finance/Accounting
Tony joined PNP Pharmaceuticals in October 2012. He became certified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and remains an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC. Before joining PNP, Tony worked at KPMG LLP as an audit and accounting professional while attending the Chartered Accounting School of Business. Over the years, Tony has overseen the financial reporting and accounting duties in PNP’s manufacturing environment with his professional experience, knowledge and due diligence. He holds a Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Finance from the University of Waterloo.
- Warren Brent, Account Executive
Warren joined PNP in 2008, bringing with him 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing garnered in the Forest Products Industry. His vast experience managing large accounts in the international marketplace, combined with his attention to detail and natural proficiency to provide the highest levels of customer service, make him a valuable asset to the team.
- Peter Mainwaring, Production Manager
Peter’s 11 years experience began in contract OTC Pharmaceutical manufacturing in the UK for customers that included SmithKline Beecham and Whitehall Laboratories. Upon moving to Canada in 1999, he joined Dairyland and gained experience in the Dairy industry. In 2001 he joined Quest Vitamins/Boehringer Ingelheim/PanGeo Pharma/Jamieson Laboratories Ltd, where he held the position of QA Supervisor. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England.
- Wendy Lin, Accounting
Wendy joined PNP in 2008 and is a Certified General Accountant (CGA). Wendy also holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Mathematics from GuangZhou University, Canton, China, as well as a Finance & Management Diploma, from Langara College in Vancouver, B.C.
- Maria Consolacion Manuel, Quality Assurance Manager
Maria brings over 15 years experience to PNP Pharmaceuticals in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality assurance/control, cGMPs and regulatory standards. Prior to joining PNP Pharmaceuticals Maria held the title as QA/QC Manager for the largest contract pharmaceutical manufacturer in Asia, serving major international clients such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Schering, Bayer, Otsuka, and Hoffman-La Roche. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and is pursuing academic training in Quality Management at BCIT.
- Alan Urmeneta, Purchasing & Logistics Manager
Alan has over 13 years experience in purchasing, Materials Management and logistics training in a pharmaceutical environment. Alan previously spent 15 years with Jamieson Laboratories Ltd./ PanGeo Pharma Inc./ Boehringer Ingelheim /Quest Vitamins
- Abdul Azzam, Quality Control Manager
Abdul has over 19 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. His experience includes all aspects of the industry including Production, QA, QC, Validation, Formulation and Regulatory Affairs. Abdul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Master Business Administration in addition to a number of training certifications in the pharmaceutical industry including validation.
- Emilie Le Bihan, Account Executive
Emilie studied Biochemistry in France and joined our team in 2015. Starting her career in the Flavour Industry, she spent 7 years working with Food and Natural Health Products manufacturers acquiring a strong technical expertise in regards to ingredients, formulations and applications. By the diversity of the Food and Natural Health Product Industry, Emilie is bringing her experience to PNP sales team and has been a valuable asset.
- Helen Lam, HR Advisor
As Human Resources Advisor, Helen leads the HR function at PNP Pharmaceuticals. She works collaboratively with managers on performance management, employee relations, benefits and compensation, and health and safety. Helen has over 7 years of experience as an HR Professional and is a certified member of the Human Resources Management Association. Helen takes pride in creating a culture that is fun, inclusive, and performance driven.
- Pam Elliott, Director of Product Development
Pam has worked in the Natural Health and Pharmaceutical industry for over 17 years – in positions encompassing Quality, Regulatory, Formulation, Technical Sales and Customer Relations roles. In 1999, as Health Canada’s Natural Health Directorate was coming into inception, Pam’s Analytical Chemistry focus took her to work at Natural Factors, one of North Americas largest Natural Health Product Manufacturers, as the Quality Control Lab Manager overseeing the Analytical Testing Lab and QC Sampling departments. She went on to work for 11 years at LV Lomas, a leading North American distributor of Pharma, NHP and food specialty ingredients, where she received training from top ingredient manufacturers, assisted customers in developing formulations using both standard and multifunctional ingredients, and aided customers with formulation and production challenges through collaboration with industry technical specialists and hands-on customer plant trials.
- Raveen Kullar, Account Executive
Raveen has over 5 years of sales and account management experience within the Pharmaceutical and Dietary Supplement Industry. Raveen’s goal is to help his customers achieve success. Raveen works closely with various brands to understand their manufacturing requirements so that PNP can deliver with excellence.