Chrial Technologies Appoints COO

Chiral Technologies, Inc. recently appointed Joseph M. Barendt, to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Barendt was president of Gabriel Performance Products, LLC.

Chiral Technologies, Inc. (West Chester, Pennsylvania) recently appointed Joseph M. Barendt, to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Barendt was president of Gabriel Performance Products, LLC (Ashtabula, Ohio).

Earlier this year, the company announced that Thomas B. Lewis, current president and CEO, will retire this summer, and will be succeeded by Dieter Heckmann. Effective with Lewis? pending retirement, Heckmann will hold the position of president and CEO of both Chiral Technologies, Inc. and Chiral Technologies Europe. Dr. Barendt will report to Mr. Heckmann and manage the day-to-day business of Chiral Technologies, Inc.

?Joe will maintain the competencies available at our new technical center, especially for the increasing custom separations we are performing here for our pharmaceutical customers as the industry continues to accept commercial scale chiral chromatography for API production,? commented Mr. Heckmann. In recent years the field of chiral chromatography has grown from analytical chromatography products to a recognized production technology for small molecule pharmaceutical compounds. Chiral chromatography is now used throughout the entire pharmaceutical development process, from discovery and early stage R&D, to the separation of single enantiomers required for process development and piloting, and in commercial scale manufacturing processes.