Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> October 1, 2001

Christopher Kuebler – Covance Inc (cvd)

CHRISTOPHER A. KUEBLER, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Covance, Inc., spearheaded the company's spin-off from Corning Incorporated and created one of the world's largest and most comprehensive contract drug development services companies. In 2000, the company had revenues of $868 million, operations in more than 17 countries, and 7,900 employees worldwide. Mr. Kuebler joined Covance, formerly Corning Pharmaceutical Services, as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994. Under Mr. Kuebler's leadership, the company has expanded geographically and operationally, enhanced its capabilities, and integrated its businesses around the world. Today, Covance offers its clients a broad array of services at all points in the entire drug development process ' from preclinical testing through clinical trials management and periapproval studies. Prior to joining Covance, Mr. Kuebler spent nearly 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently he held positions of increasing responsibility at Abbott Laboratories in the company's domestic pharmaceutical division including Business Unit Director, Vice President of Marketing, and Vice President of Marketing and Sales. During his last two years at Abbott, he served as Corporate Vice President of Abbott Europe. Mr. Kuebler began his career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1975 in various sales and marketing management positions for E.R. Squibb and Sons, now part of Bristol-Myers Squibb. From 1982 to 1985, he worked at Monsanto Health Care as part of the company's pharmaceutical acquisition team. Mr. Kuebler has served as a Board member of the National Pharmaceutical Council and a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Marketing Steering Committee. He is currently a member of the advisory committee of PNC Bancorp. Mr. Kuebler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from Florida State University. He is an accomplished scuba diver and deep-sea fisherman. A resident of Pennsylvania, he is married, and has three daughters. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with an update? What's gone on at the company

over the last year or so that investors should focus on?

Mr. Kuebler: During the last year there has been a lot of