Jon Denissen, Ph.D., serves as senior vice president of the PPD® Laboratories bioanalytical and GMP labs. In this role, he is responsible for the operational leadership, strategy, quality and financial oversight of the company’s bioanalytical and GMP businesses, which together consist of more than 2,100 employees located in Middleton, Wisconsin; Richmond, Virginia; and Athlone, Ireland.
Before joining PPD in 2015 as vice president of the GMP lab, Dr. Denissen held several executive leadership positions for another large global contract research organization, leading global business units encompassing GMP, bioanalytical, immunochemistry, DMPK and early clinical biometrics. He began his scientific career with Abbott Laboratories, holding positions of increasing responsibility in drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics and contributing to the development of several novel, marketed pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Denissen earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a doctor of philosophy in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds multiple patents.