COMPANY

Overview

ECI Pharmaceuticals, LLC is a privately-held U.S. manufacturer of generic prescription pharmaceuticals. ECI performs pharmaceutical research and development, as well as, it markets/distributes a broad range of generic prescription products in many therapeutic categories and dosage forms.

 

Throughout the United States, ECI’s label is recognized by:

  • Retail Pharmacy Chains
  • Mail Order Pharmacies
  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Group Purchasing Org.
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Hospitals

 

Products are marketed in a variety of dosage forms including:

  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Liquids
  • Powders

 

ECI has Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA’s) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has several products in its pipeline that include ANDA’s and NDA’s.

COMPANY

Overview

ECI Pharmaceuticals LLC. is a privately-held corporation.  We are an own label Distributor that performs pharmaceutical research and development, as well as, marketing and distribution in the U.S. market. ECI markets a broad range of Generic and DESI prescription products in many therapeutic categories and dosage forms.

Throughout the United States the ECI label is recognized by:

  • Retail Pharmacy Chains
  • Mail Order Pharmacies
  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Managed Care Facilities
  • Group Purchasing Organizations
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors

We currently market 34 products in a variety of dosage forms including:  tablets, capsules, creams, lotions, liquids, and powders. We also offer Sales and Marketing support to Trinity Pharmaceuticals, BioRamo, and Noble Pharmaceuticals.

ECI, with company offices in Ft Lauderdale, has 26 approved Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDA’s) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  We also have over 30 products in our pipeline that include ANDAs and NDAs. Moreover, we look to expand to the global market in late 2018.

Executive Management Team

The quality of our organization is reflected in the standards and attention to detail we set for ourselves. It’s our responsibility.

John H. Copanos
CEO and Founder
Mr. Copanos, third generation pharmaceutical manufacturer, began his career in Baltimore, Maryland, working at Enzytek, Ltd., an API manufacturer of Beta-lactam antibiotics. He then joined Consolidated Pharmaceuticals Inc., eventually ascending to Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2000, Mr. Copanos founded Kirk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an OTC solid and liquid-dose manufacturing firm. In 2004 Mr. Copanos founded his second company, Andapharm LLC, a solid-dose specialty manufacturer focusing on controlled substances and HRT products. In 2006, the two companies – with combined annual sales of approximately $18 million – were sold to a publicly traded company.

Lewis M. Soars, Jr.
VP of Sales & Marketing
Lew has over 28 years of experience in pharmaceutical marketing, strategic development, pipeline maintenance/growth, product launch, sales, and managed care. His experience includes various positions with pharmaceutical generic and brand injectable and oral solid companies, a national pharmaceutical wholesaler, and one of the leading hospital group purchasing organizations. Most recently he was V.P. of Marketing Operations at a leading generic pharmaceutical company. Lew earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Biology/Chemistry from Bucknell University.

Bob Franks
General Manager
Bob’s career spans more than 30 years serving in various roles in the pharmaceutical industry. His background as an executive leader includes an extensive track record of inspiring and developing strong management teams. Bob has demonstrated the ability to leverage the combination of general management, corporate strategy, and software implementation to turnaround and grow businesses. He began his career at Johnson & Johnson in accounting where he was responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, internal auditing plant controller, and new ERP systems for multiple J&J companies. He then moved on to Pfizer to implement a new worldwide clinical studies software application. Over the last 20 years, Bob worked with one of the leading ERP software providers implementing projects for more than 35 generic pharmaceutical companies. Bob attended Rutgers University where he earned a M.B.A in Finance/Accounting and a B.A. in Economics.

Dusty Snoeberg
Acting GMP / Quality Advisor
Dusty has more than 24 years of combined FDA and Industry experience regarding interpretation and implementation of FDA regulatory requirements. Her focus has been specifically the implementation of quality systems (CGMP’s) as it pertains to 21 CFR 210, 211. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Science and has completed master level courses in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing at the University of Cincinnati Pharmacy College.

Robert Sharpnack
Compliance Advisor

From January 2017 to the present, Bob has served as VP of Compliance for ECI Pharmaceuticals. Bob retired from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 after spending 32 years in various positions including; district drug specialist, supervisory investigator, compliance officer where his last position was a regional drug specialist.  Bob has been consulting full time since retiring from the FDA, primarily helping both sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and also auditing clinical research establishments. While working as a consultant, Bob helped secure (8) successful pre-approval inspections (PAI’s). Bob also is a certified quality auditor (CQA) with the American Society of Quality (ASQ).

Shane Snoeberger
Acting Vp of Compliance
Shane is a USMC Veteran with over 16 years of experience in complying with the 21 CFR parts 211, 820, and 1300 regarding manufacturing Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. He has a Master’s in Business and is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). Shane is also a Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR). His career has encompassed both the Quality/Regulatory and Operations/Production sides of the Pharmaceutical business.