Sterling Pharma Solutions today announced that David Topp has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he will be based at Sterling’s Germantown, Wisconsin facility and have global responsibility for the company’s human resources function.
David brings more than 20 years of experience within human resources, and joins Sterling from Ellsworth Adhesives where he was most recently Vice President of Corporate Services, having previously held the role of Global Corporate Director of Human Resources. He has also held a number of leadership and senior executive roles at Sensient Technologies Corporation, Gehl Foods and the YMCA. He has a master’s degree in Management from Cardinal Strich University and a bachelor’s degree in Supervision and Organized Leadership from Purdue University.
“We are delighted to welcome David on board given his substantial experience, and success, as a human resources executive within the chemical and manufacturing industry,” commented Kevin Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Sterling. “He joins Sterling at an exciting time for the company, as we grow and expand our workforce, and his leadership will be valuable as we look to continue to focus on this growth strategy.”
David added: “I am very excited to join Sterling as CHRO, partnering with Kevin and the Senior Leadership team to deliver its vision to be the preferred partner and provider of services to the pharmaceutical industry. The customer and culture, the passion for innovation and growth ambition are what attracted me to this opportunity. I look forward to building a dynamic global team and strategic people plan committed to delivering service excellence and effective programs to our employees.”