With experience throughout the global supply chain, Mr. Rome spent more than 34 years in the generic pharmaceutical industry as an executive, entrepreneur and globally networked executive. He has experience in sales, marketing, global sourcing and manufacturing. He also has a proven track record of collaborating with a broad cross-section of companies, with emphasis on generics. Mr. Rome was the Founder, President and CEO of ThePharmaNetwork, LLC, a New Jersey company focused on pharmaceutical ingredients. He was also the Founder, President and CEO of Ascend Laboratories, LLC, a generic pharmaceutical company selling finished products to all major U.S. customers and classes of trade.
Prior to establishing Crown Laboratories, Mr. Bedard held positions in sales, market development and operations at Stiefel Laboratories; Herald Pharmacal, Inc.; Rejuvena Skin Therapy Centers, LLC; Murad Inc.; and Medical Finance Options, Inc. He also had his own consulting firm, providing marketing and business development management advice to pharmaceutical and consumer health companies.
Mark G. Rubin, M.D.
Dr. Rubin, a Board Certified Dermatologist, maintains a private practice at the Lasky Skin Center in Beverly Hills, CA. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, has written numerous papers, book chapters and several textbooks on skin rejuvenation and is an international lecturer in over 10 countries. Every year he is an invited professor to lecture at meetings of Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Medicine Specialists and is actively involved in clinical research projects. He has conducted research in the fields of wound healing, skin care products, chemical peeling, lasers and injectable dermal fillers and is currently involved in several clinical trials, including those for the FDA. Dr. Rubin also works as a consultant for various skin care, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Mr. Songster was named COO for Crown Laboratories in October of 2014. He joined Crown Laboratories in February 2012, assuming responsibility for all operations activities and serving as the Vice President of Manufacturing and Site GM at Crown Laboratories’ facility in Johnson City, TN. Previously, Mr. Songster was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for Pfizer, Inc. and King Pharmaceuticals, where he held multi-site technical operations responsibility for two solid-dosage and semi-solids plants, a sterile manufacturing site and a chromatographic purification location. Mr. Songster’s wealth of manufacturing and logistics experience in the highly regulated medical device and pharmaceutical industry totals more than 25 years.
Stacie Kilday Torbett
Director/Daughter of co-founder Don Kilday
Mrs. Torbett has been around the pharmaceutical industry her entire life. She assisted in the early sales and marketing efforts at Med-Derm Pharmaceuticals in the early 1990’s. Med-Derm was a precursor to Crown Laboratories, Inc. and was the original U.S. distributor of Blue Lizard Sunscreen and several other current Crown products. She earned her BS and MA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Mrs. Torbett worked for Kingsport City Schools before choosing to stay home and raise her 4 children. She has been very active in the local community, serving on various non-profit boards and committees.