Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing (BSM), the Sterile Division of Sharp, is pleased to announce the appointment of James Hamilton as the new President.  The appointment follows Shawn Kinney’s decision to retire from his role as President at BSM.

James Hamilton
President, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing

James Hamilton brings over 25 years of leadership experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality, supply chain, engineering, and strategy. Prior to joining BSM, James served as the Vice President of U.S. Technical Operations at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. His extensive background includes various roles of increasing responsibility at Forest Laboratories (later acquired by Allergan) and Renaissance Lakewood, a CDMO specializing in nasal sprays and sterile injectables. James holds a BA in Chemistry from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Northern Kentucky University.

Commenting on the appointment Sharp President and CEO, Kevin Orfan, said, “We are excited to welcome James to our executive team, and we are confident that his vision and expertise will drive continued growth and innovation at BSM. We look forward to supporting the team in this new chapter.”

BSM co-founder and former President, Dr. Shawn Kinney said, “It has been an honor to lead such a dedicated and talented team at BSM, whose hard work and commitment has driven our company’s success. I am confident that James will continue to build on our strong foundation and lead Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing to even greater heights.”

James Hamilton said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing and build upon the company’s strong foundation and reputation. Our team is poised for continued success and growth, and together, we will achieve great things.”.

BSM, a subsidiary of Sharp, has experienced significant growth over the years and remains committed to providing the highest quality drug products in the industry.  Shawn Kinney will remain with the business as a consultant to offer support during the leadership transition.

About Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing

Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing (BSM) is a state-of-the-art fill-finish contract manufacturer specialized in small-scale, isolator-based sterile filling of vials, syringes, and cartridges for biotech and pharmaceutical industries. BSM also offers terminal steam sterilization, specialty filling, lyophilization services, analytical support, stability studies, and formulation development. For more information, please visit the company’s website ( or contact them at

About Sharp 

Sharp is a leader in pharmaceutical packaging, clinical trial supply services & small-scale sterile manufacturing, with a heritage spanning more than 70 years. We partner with pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, offering solutions and support from phase I trials all the way through to commercial launch and lifecycle management. Together, our 2,200+ strong team leverage the capabilities in state-of-the-art GMP facilities in the US, UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. For more information on Sharp and its solutions, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.