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Innovex (INVX) Appoints New Head Of U.S. Operations


10/19/2005 5:10:09 PM

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Innovex, a commercial services unit of Quintiles Transnational Corp., today announced the appointment of Anthony Yost to the position of President, Innovex U.S. Innovex is a leading provider of contract sales and marketing services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare industries worldwide.

In his new position, Yost is responsible for all aspects of Innovex's U.S. operations and reports directly to David Lilley, President of Innovex Global.

"Tony brings a wealth of management and leadership experience to Innovex," said Lilley. "With nearly 20 years' service in the pharmaceutical industry, mostly in management positions, but also as a former sales representative and retail pharmacist, Tony understands the needs of our customers and our industry with remarkable acuity."

Yost most recently served as Vice President of the Acute Coronary Syndromes Business Unit of Schering-Plough in Kenilworth, N.J. Earlier, he held positions at that company as General Manager for commercial and manufacturing operations in Portugal, and as Vice President in the company's managed care and cardiovascular business units.

"I am very excited to work with the staff at Innovex to help new and existing customers achieve greater success in the healthcare marketplace," said Yost. "The depth of our services and the experience of our people make an extraordinary combination. Working directly with our customers and in conjunction with other service units of Quintiles, we can provide levels of commercial offerings unmatched in our industry."

Yost received his bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Purdue University in 1981. He also completed several specialized courses in executive management and leadership during his career.

About Innovex

Innovex, a unit of Quintiles, is a leading commercial solutions provider and offers sales and marketing services designed to accelerate the success of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device products. For more information, visit http://www.innovex.com/.

Quintiles helps improve healthcare worldwide by providing a broad range of professional services, information and partnering solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. Headquartered near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and with offices in more than 40 countries, Quintiles is a leading global pharmaceutical services organization and a member of the Fortune 1000. For more information visit the company's Web site at http://www.quintiles.com/.

Quintiles Transnational Corp.

CONTACT: Tom Fuldner, Media Relations of Quintiles Transnational Corp.,+1-919-998-2091, or e-mail, media.info@quintiles.com



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