PCI Names General ManagerBy
Packaging Coordinators Inc. (PCI) has appointed Medrick Rainbow as general manager of its Rockford, Illinois location. PCI operates nine facilities in Rockford, totaling more than 1 million square feet, to support pharmaceutical and biotech packaging services for clinical and commercial medicines as well as medical device, consumer healthcare and beauty products.
Rainbow joins PCI with an extensive pharmaceutical and healthcare operations background, most recently as senior director of operations for Fresenius Kabi in the greater Chicago area. During his time at Fresenius Kabi, Rainbow oversaw facility remediation and expansion initiatives for the facility's operations. Prior to his employment with Fresenius Kabi, Rainbow held operational leadership positions with Hospira at various locations and with Abbott Laboratories.
In addition to packaging of commercial and investigational medicines, the Rockford location provides global storage and distribution services for clinical trial materials. PCI operates eleven facilities in three locations in the United States as well as four clinical and commercial operations in the UK.
PCI announced two recent facilities investments for its Rockford location. In December 2013, PCI broke ground on a new clinical storage and distribution facility to support global logistics of investigational medicines. The new 93,000 square foot facility is expected to open in August of this year. PCI also recently announced the expansion of its contract packaging operations, adding an additional 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space.