AST Announces New Business Development Team Members

We are excited to announce the addition of Drew Hoffman and Mico Holguin to our Business Development team.

AST Announces New Business Development Representatives

TACOMA, Wash., Oct 4, 2021– Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC (AST), a leading provider of flexible aseptic filling systems, announces the addition of two new members of the Business Development team. Drew Hoffman, located in St. Louis, MO, joins AST as Senior Director of Business Development serving customers in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Mico Holguin, located in Chicago, joins AST as Senior Director of Business Development serving customers in the United States West Coast and Pennsylvania. Keith Dodson, Vice President of Global Business Development, will continue to lead AST’s Business Development team during this exciting and innovative time in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Following his honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Drew Hoffman has amassed over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and CDMO space, having worked for companies such as Elan Pharmacal, Sanofi, DPT, and Catalent. Over his career, Drew has helped his customers identify, scope and successfully implement technical services, in addition to identifying capital equipment needs.

After 8 years on active duty with the United States Army, Mico Holguin has spent 32 years in commercial pharmaceuticals with a parallel career of over 19 years in the United States Army Reserves. Mico’s pharmaceutical experience involves commercial positions at Abbott, Cardinal Health, Catalent and Baxter. Over his career, Mico has helped his customers develop proper expectations in order to successfully implement strategic programs. 22 years were specifically focused on sterile drug manufacturing, as well as assisting in reviewing capital equipment requirements.

“It is an exciting time for AST with the expansion of our sales team to include both Drew Hoffman and Mico Holguin,” said Keith Dodson. “They both bring deep experience in the pharmaceutical and aseptic fill finish space. I am very excited to be leading this strong team as we wrap up 2021 and prepare for 2022 and beyond.”

About Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC

AST is a privately held company that revolutionized the cGMP aseptic small batch fill/finish industry with the ASEPTiCell® over 10 years ago. Using robotics and advanced automation, the ASEPTiCell was the industry’s first multi-format cGMP aseptic fill/finish machine capable of processing ready-to-use vials, syringes and cartridges using a single machine. Today AST is recognized as an industry leader in flexible aseptic filling, offering an extensive range of products that support drug product development, clinical and commercial needs using their GENiSYS Lab, GENiSYS C, GENiSYS R, and ASEPTiCell product lines.

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Brittany Hoff

Brand Integration Manager

Automated Systems of Tacoma, LLC

4110 South Washington Street

Tacoma, WA 98409

Phone: 253-475-0200