Jeff Bedard is the President/CEO of Crown Laboratories, Inc. Before founding Crown Laboratories, Inc. in 2000, Mr. Bedard held positions in sales and market development with Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. and Herald Pharmacal, Inc. Mr. Bedard owned a consulting firm, providing marketing and business development management advice for small to medium pharmaceutical companies.
Mr. Bedard has been a Director of Crown Laboratories, Inc. since 2000 and served previously as Chairman of the Board and President. Mr. Bedard currently serves on the Boards of Northeast Tennessee State Community College Foundation, ETSU Foundation and Mountain States Foundation. He recently was inducted in the Science Hill Sports Hall of Fame.
Mr. Bedard graduated with honors from University of Iowa with a degree in Chemistry.
Jack Songster was named COO for Crown Laboratories, Inc. in October, 2014 and has been a Board Member of Crown Laboratories, Inc. since 2014. He joined Crown Laboratories in February 2012, assuming responsibility for all operations activities and served 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.
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.