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.
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.
Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations
Mr. VanGuilder is a seasoned executive who has spent the past 15 years on the entrepreneurial side of the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare industries with companies such as ECR Pharmaceuticals (branded division of Hi-Tech Pharmacal), Clinical Data, Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Connetics Corporation and PediaMed. Mr. VanGuilder brings to Crown Laboratories vast commercial experience spanning multiple facets of sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, trade relations, national accounts, managed markets, analytics, commercial operations, and business development.
Vice President of Finance
Mr. Crowe serves as Crown Laboratories’ Director of Finance. Prior to joining Crown, Mr. Crowe was the senior manager of the Consulting and Audit Departments at a Regional accounting firm, Blackburn, Childers and Steagall, PLC. While in public practice, Mr. Crowe specialized in manufacturing clients and medical practices. Mr. Crowe earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in both Accounting and Logistics and Transportation from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Crowe is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Tennessee.
Vice President of Human Resources
Mr. Mounts serves as Crown Laboratories’ Vice President of Human Resources. With over 18 years in Human Resources, he is a respected business and solutions-oriented HR executive. Over his many years of experience, Mr. Mounts has managed the Human Resources function at a senior level, in multiple arenas, including energy, manufacturing, healthcare and consulting. Previously, Mr. Mounts served as Vice President, Human Resources for Alpha Natural Resources. Mr. Mounts earned his Masters of Science, Human Resources Management degree at the University of Charleston, Charleston, WV and executive education from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.