Executive directors

At Cambrex, it’s our people that set us apart. We’re passionate about what we do and this translates into an expert team that you’ll enjoy working with.

Our people add a dimension that makes Cambrex integral to your business. As your partner, we share your goal and drive to advance your small molecule therapeutics to market. This is why our customers work with us for the long-term.

Steve Klosk

Steven M. Klosk

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Klosk joined Cambrex in 1992 and has served as Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008. In 2007 he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and assumed the responsibility of the Pharmaceutical business. Between 2005 and 2007, Mr. Klosk served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Pharma and BioPharmaceutical Business Unit. Between 1992 and 2005, he held positions of increasing responsibility including Executive Vice President-Administration.

Shawn P. Cavanagh

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Cavanagh joined Cambrex in January 2011 and currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously Mr. Cavanagh held several senior positions within Cambrex from 1999 to 2007, including President of Cambrex Bioproducts. Mr. Cavanagh joined Lonza in 2007 when the company acquired the Bioproducts business. Prior to joining Cambrex Bioproducts, Mr. Cavanagh held various management and engineering positions with FMC Corporation.

Robert Green

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Green joined Cambrex in January 2020 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Green was previously with General Electric Corporation, where he began his career in 1990 and was most recently CFO of GE Power, a global business unit with $35 billion in revenue operating in 180 countries. In his tenure at GE, Robert served as CFO for eight global business units, including as CFO of GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences, a leading medical diagnostic and life sciences products company.

Samantha M. Hanley

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ms. Hanley joined Cambrex in April 2009 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She previously held the positions of Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary from January 2013 until February 2015, and Senior Intellectual Property/Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary prior to that. Before joining Cambrex, Ms. Hanley worked at Alpharma Pharmaceuticals as Director of Intellectual Property and was an Associate with Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholtz & Mentlik, LLP, an intellectual property law firm.

Dorothy Donnelly-Brienza

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Donnelly-Brienza joined Cambrex in June 2019 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously Ms. Donnelly-Brienza held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer of Cantel Medical from 2017 to 2019. Prior to that, she held a variety of leadership roles, including almost 20 years at Johnson and Johnson, including CHRO for Ethicon. Ms. Donnelly-Brienza also held senior executive roles at Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb.