Leadership

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.

 

Rahul Sareen – Corporate Head of Quality

Mr. Sareen brings more than 24 years of pharma industry experience to the company. He most recently served as the VP, Head of Global Quality Operations for Jubilant Pharma. He also had several leadership roles including Arrow Laboratories Australia, Watson Pharma, and Sun Pharma. Mr. Sareen has rich experience in transforming quality functions and has extensive experience in remediating Warning Letters and Consent Decree. Rahul strongly believes in quality build-in and quality culture throughout operations. Rahul brings diverse experience in managing the quality function, which includes: Oral Solids, Sterile, Allergy, Radio Pharmaceuticals and API’s. He also possesses experience in product development and technical services and has worked across various geographies including Australia, India and the USA.

 

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.

 

George Koski – Head of Operations and Manufacturing Compliance

Eddie Koski joined KVK Tech in April of 2022, as Head of Operations and Manufacturing Compliance. Eddie will lead Manufacturing, Packaging and Warehouse operations, while focusing on cGMPs, investigations and process enhancements. Prior to joining KVK, Eddie worked at Viatris, formerly Mylan Pharmaceuticals, where he held multiple leadership positions in both Quality Assurance operations and Manufacturing. He brings more than 24 years of pharmaceutical industry experience focusing on people development, quality, compliance and ensuring the supply of safe and effective products to customers.

 

Jonathan Hunsberger – Human Resources Manager

Mr. Hunsberger received his BA from Temple University in Human Resource Management and industrial and Organizational Psychology. Mr. Hunsberger worked in Human Resources for an international steel manufacturer and then moved into staffing working for the oldest national staffing company, Stivers Staffing Services for 23 years leading the Eastern Pennsylvania area offices. Mr. Hunsberger joined KVK Tech in January of 2018 as the Human Resources Manager. Mr. Hunsberger provides strategic business partnering to the senior leadership team as well as manage a group of HR professionals responsible for supporting the managers and their employees.

 

Sudha Damerla – Head of Information Systems Quality and Compliance

Ms. Damerla received her Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). Ms. Damerla worked as Project Manager for .net projects (School management application for South Africa) before joining KVK Ms. Damerla started her career at KVK in 2011 and played various key roles in terms of implementing different software related to ERP, Chargeback, Document Management Systems, Regulatory Software, Quality Management Systems and LIMS. Ms. Damerla excellence in Project management and Training were recognized by the company and promoted her as Head of Information Systems Quality and Compliance. She also Oversees Sourcing and Procurement. Ms. Damerla provides strategic business leadership to management to strengthen areas to enhance Quality and Compliance. Ms. Damerla has focused her commitment across all Gxp systems in the organization to strengthen Company’s key core values.

 

Chhotulal Patil – Head of Facilities and Engineering

Mr. Patil has a twenty-eight year history in start-ups and high-growth generic companies. He held various roles at Sun Pharmaceuticals in India, Detroit and New Jersey in engineering, project management and technical procurement roles. He joined Advagen Pharma/Rubicon to start-up and launch their generic site in New Jersey before joining KVK Tech and Penn Life Sciences. Mr. Patil holds a B.S. degree in Instrumentation Engineering from University of Poona, India. He is a member of IPSE, PMI and ASQ.

 

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.