LILLY TAPS DANIELS AS PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS
LILLY TAPS DANIELS AS PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL OPERATIONS following the departure of Ronald Matricaria, who has joined the St. Paul-based mechanical heart valve firm St. Jude Medical as president and CEO. The promotion of Mitchell Daniels, announced by Lilly on March 17, moves a young exec with a background rooted in Republican politics and corporate affairs into the top slot in Lilly's U.S. pharmaceutical business. Commenting on areas of responsibility Daniels will see in his new post, Lilly Exec VP and Pharmaceutical Division President Sidney Taurel noted that Daniels has been "actively involved in our corporate pharmaceutical business planning." In particular, Taurel pointed out, Daniels "will bring his experience to bear on the changes that anticipated health care reform will make in our North American operations." Daniels reports to Taurel, 43. Both Daniels and Taurel are part of the team assembled by Lilly President and CEO Vaughn Bryson, 54, who took the topsider slot at Lilly in September 1991. Daniels, 43, joined Lilly in August 1990 as VP-corporate affairs from the Hudson Institute, a conservative Indianapolis think-tank where he was president and CEO. From 1971-82, he worked for Indianapolis mayor and then Indiana Republican Sen. Lugar in various jobs, including press secretary, campaign manager and chief of staff. Daniels was the National Republican Senatorial Committee executive director in 1983-84. From February 1985-March 1987, Daniels served as President Reagan's chief political advisor and liaison to state and local officials and then left to take the top post at the Hudson Institute. While he was at the Institute, he was also "of counsel" at the Indianapolis law firm of Baker & Daniels. Reagan named Daniels to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and later to director of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. During the 1992 presidential election campaign, Daniels volunteered some of his time on behalf of President Bush. Daniels received his undergraduate degree in 1971 from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and his JD degree in 1979 from Georgetown. Matricaria, whom Daniels succeeds, was named president of the North American pharmaceutical operations in October 1992 as part of a restructuring to create a unified worldwide organization when Taurel was announced as the new president of the pharmaceutical division and corporate exec VP ("The Pink Sheet" Oct. 5, 1992, T&G-8). Matricaria previously was president of Lilly's medical devices and diagnostics division. Succeeding Daniels as VP-corporate affairs is Stephen Stitle, 47. Stitle, a 22-year Lilly veteran, was previously VP-human resources. Pedro Granadillo, the current VP-pharmaceutical manufacturing, succeeds Stitle at human resources. Like Daniels, Stitle has a background that includes government relations. He has been director of governmental relations in Washington, D.C. (1977-80); president and manager of Lilly Canada (1981-83); the corporate secretary and deputy general counsel (1983-84); and president of the former Monoclonal Products Division at Lilly (1986-1988). Stitle was named to the human resources post in January 1988. He became a member of Lilly's board in 1991. Stitle received his BA from Indiana University (1967) and his law degree from the university in 1970. Granadillo, an engineer by training, joined Lilly in 1970. He was named VP-pharmaceutical manufacturing in June 1992 and had been executive director of production operations and manufacturing strategy development since December 1989.
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