Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> October 12, 2001

George Horner Iii – Versicor Inc (vers)

GEORGE F. HORNER III, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Versicor, since 1996. Prior to joining Versicor, Mr. Horner was Corporate Vice President of Ligand Pharmaceuticals from 1993 to 1995. He also served in a number of executive positions during his 17 years at Abbott Laboratories from 1976 to 1993, including Vice President, Abbott International; President, Canada; Regional Director, Latin America; General Manager, Mexico; General Manager, Southern Africa Region; and Regional Manager, Southeast Asia. From 1967 to 19976, Mr. Horner served in a number of sales and product management positions at E.R. Squibb, Inc. Profile
TWST: Could you tell us what has gone on over the past couple of

quarters that investors should focus their attention on?

Mr. Horner: We have made substantial progress to advance our business