Our Management Team:
Avitar's management team brings many years of experience to the Company in developing, manufacturing and marketing medical devices and products.
Peter P. Phildius , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Phildius has been a senior general manager of medical product companies. He has served as Group Vice President and President of the Parenteral, the Artificial Organs and the Fenwal Divisions of Baxter Laboratories, the predecessor of Baxter Healthcare Corp. Subsequently, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of National Medical Care as well as a general partner of Phildius, Kenyon, & Scott (PK&S).
Douglas W. Scott , President and Chief Operating Officer: Before joining Avitar, Mr. Scott served with Mr. Phildius as a general partner of PK&S. Prior to that, he was Vice President-Quality Assurance at Frito-Lay, Inc. and held general management positions with Baxter Laboratories in the United States and in Ireland.
Jay C. Leatherman, Jr. , Chief Financial Officer: Mr. Leatherman has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 1992. He has over 20 years experience in financial management in the healthcare field. Prior to joining Avitar, he was responsible for the financial, management information services and business development functions for a continuing care retirement community and management services company.
Peter N. Cholakis, Vice President of Marketing: Mr. Cholakis has over 20 years of senior marketing experience. He will lead Avitar's marketing function in penetrating the $1.5 billion drugs-of-abuse market with its point-of-care oral fluid drugs-of-abuse test, ORALscreen. Before joining Avitar, Peter Cholakis worked for VFA, a Boston-based enterprise software and services firm as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to that he also held key marketing and sales positions in the high tech product and consultative service markets.