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Sharp, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has announced that Mike O’Hara has joined as Divisional Managing Director.

In this role, Mike will have global responsibility for the Sharp Division, managing both the commercial packaging and the clinical business units. Sharp Packaging Services, comprises of Sharp Packaging Solutions and Sharp Clinical Services.

Working from state-of-the-art facilities across the US and Europe, Sharp provides unique and often complex commercial and clinical packaging solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Mike is a seasoned healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of delivering business results in numerous healthcare organisations. He has held executive business positions with multiple healthcare organizations supporting Operations, Supply Chain, Quality and Commercial functions.

Prior to joining Sharp, Mike was Global Head of Contract Manufacturing at SteriPack. Previous roles include Senior Vice President of Operations at Smith & Nephew and Group Vice President of Operation at Boston Scientific.

Mike commented: ‘I am delighted to join Sharp and the wider UDG Healthcare team as they continue to grow the business in the US and Europe. It’s an exciting opportunity to join such a dynamic company that is partnering with customers and delivering real value solutions on a daily basis. Particularly impressive is Sharp’s leadership position in the provision of serialisation solutions to our many partners in the healthcare sector.’

Brendan McAtamney, COO of UDG Healthcare plc remarked: ‘As we continue to grow the Sharp business, it’s vital that we have leaders with a track record of delivering business results in the healthcare industry. Mike’s appointment is a significant one for Sharp and UDG Healthcare as his experience and leadership skills will be drawn upon in helping us realise our ambition as a world leader in contract packaging for the healthcare industry.’

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