Laurus Synthesis Inc., has appointed Charles Montgomery, PhD, as vice president, chemistry, and Raymond E. Forslund as senior director of project management.
As the leader of Laurus Synthesis’ scientific team based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Dr. Montgomery is responsible for the delivery of chemistry and analytical development. The technical team that reports to him provides route scouting, process development and materials for preclinical and early clinical R&D. Dr. Forslund leads project management and is the key client interface for ongoing project communications, budget and progress. He also is the primary interface between Laurus Synthesis Inc. in Woburn and Laurus Labs PVT’s Synthesis Business Unit in India for work occurring in India or jointly at the two locations. Together, Dr. Montgomery and Dr. Forslund teams that are also responsible for the development of proposals.
Dr. Montgomery’s career began at Glaxo as a research chemist. He advanced to a series of growth positions at Albany Molecular ResearcH Inc. (AMRI) in Syracuse, New York, where most recently he was the director of chemical development. Dr. Forslund was a project manager and lead chemist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals early in his career, moving on to senior development scientist positions. Subsequently, he joined Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (formerly Microbia) where he was senior manager of operations.
Source: Laurus Synthesis