From product development and production to quality assurance and marketing, KVK’s leadership team is comprised of individuals who are dedicated in upholding the company’s core principles of quality, affordability, and integrity..
Anthony Tabasso – President/CEO
Mr. Tabasso holds a B.A. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Villanova University. Prior to joining KVK-Tech, Mr. Tabasso spent 16 years in private practice at a large Philadelphia law firm, where his practice focused on commercial litigation, business restructuring, and transactional work. After serving as outside counsel for many years, Mr. Tabasso joined KVK as President and CEO in August, 2013. Since that time, Mr. Tabasso’s focus has been on committing KVK to three core values: Regulatory Compliance, Safety, and Productivity. Mr. Tabasso has also dedicated KVK to strengthening its commitment to our customers and supply chain partners.
Lori Pinkleton – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Lori Pinkleton has extensive experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing, with a portion of time spent in other areas of healthcare. Lori has worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmaceutical sales distribution, and directly within pharmacies and physician offices. Since March 2008, Lori has focused her talents on strengthening KVK-Tech’s customer and sales base as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Dr. Ranga Namburi – Director, Research and Development
Dr. Namburi joined KVK-Tech Inc. in November 2011 and currently heads the Formulation department. With over 30 years of experience in Pharmaceutical Research, including Product Development with Analytical Understanding. Dr. Namburi earned his M.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Lakshmi Nammalvar – Director of Operations
Lakshmi joined KVK-Tech in January 2011 as a Technical Services Manager, and later advanced to Director of Operations in 2015. Lakshmi has over 14 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry including Product Development, Technical Operations, Manufacturing, Packaging, and Supply Chain. Prior to joining KVK-TECH, he has worked with Novel Laboratories and Par Pharmaceuticals. Lakshmi earned his Bachelor degree in Pharmacy.
Edgardo Rivera – Senior Director, Corporate Quality Control
Quality professional with a diverse portfolio of over thirty (30) years of experience in pharmaceutical environment with strong administrative skills through the use of the seven habits, total quality system and continuous improvement. Quality Systems, Manufacturing and Operations in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.
Experienced in continuous improvement process, quality system implementation, validations, supplier qualification, manufacturing performance improvement, pharmaceutical launches, product transfers and installation and operational qualifications and project management. Strong knowledge of GMP regulations (FDA, MHRA and EMEA) including new submissions, annual product reviews, technology transfer, change control programs, consent decree activities, laboratory investigations, analyst qualification programs, validations programs and stability programs implementation.