• Kon Ostaficiuk


    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Kon joined Camber in 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and assumed the role of President in 2011. During this time Camber has grown from $30 million dollars in sales to over $1 billion in 2015 and has become the 12th largest generics company in the US in dispensed prescriptions.

    A well respected industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the generic pharmaceuticals industry, Kon has held a variety of sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility. He began his career at Sidmak Laboratories in East Hanover, NJ and has held VP Sales and Marketing positions at Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, Able Laboratories, and Boca Pharmaceuticals before joining Camber.

    Kon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Rutgers University.

    He resides in Mendham, New Jersey.

  • Kirk Hessels

    Vice President of Marketing

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Kirk joined Camber as Director of Marketing in July 2014. Prior to joining Camber, Kirk operated his own integrated marketing agency, KH Advertising, for over 20 years, working with a diverse client base including pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods and B to B companies. Beginning in 2008 Kirk helped lead the marketing and branding efforts for Camber including advertising campaigns, web development, public relations, sales support materials and trade show participation. Kirk has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and resides with his wife Pat in Red Bank, NJ.

  • Pravin Pillai

    Director of Finance

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Pravin joined Camber in June, 2010 as Director of Finance. He has earned a CPA certification in the USA and a Chartered Accountants Certificate in India. Pravin has more than 15 years’ experience in managing finance, accounting, reporting, taxation and information technology. 

  • Ron Cerminaro

    Director, Commercial Strategy and Operations

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Ron joined Camber in 2019 as Director, Commercial Strategy and Operations. A well- diversified industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ron has held a variety of positions in retail operations, purchasing, sales operations, strategic planning, and marketing.

    Ron began his career as a dispensing Pharmacist in various independent and chain retail settings and went on to excel in key management positions at Pathmark Stores, H. D. Smith Wholesale, Greenstone Ltd., and Pfizer, before joining Camber.

    Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers University School of Pharmacy, as well as a Mini-MBA Global Biopharma Entrepreneurship from Rutgers Center for Management Development.

    He resides with his wife in Somerset, New Jersey.

  • Arun Nataraj

    Vice-President of Business Development

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Arun joined Camber in May 2019. He has over 18 years of Business Development & Licensing experience in the Pharma Industry. After spending a decade in top tier contract manufacturing organizations in various commercial roles, he joined Amneal Pharma where he led BD activities for the US market. During his career, Arun has been involved in a wide variety of deal transactions, from Licensing of products & technology platforms; Manufacturing agreements for products & devices; and Commercial distribution agreements.

    Arun has a PhD in Molecular Biology from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and an MBA from Cornell University. He resides in Madison, NJ with his family.

  • Shannon Rivero

    Director of Product Strategy and Analytics

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Shannon most recently worked at Amneal Pharmaceuticals as the Vice President of Product Strategy and Analytics.

    Shannon began her career with Walgreens in 2001 as a Pharmacist in the Chicago North District and was promoted to Pharmacy Manager in 2004. Shannon has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility at Walgreens and eventually became Divisional Manager for the Generic Purchasing team.

    Shannon graduated with Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Drake University in 2000.

  • Laura Ricardo

    Director of Corporate Accounts

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Laura joined Camber Pharmaceuticals August of 2008 as Director of Corporate Accounts.  She has over 20 years of experience as a top performing Sales Executive.  Mrs. Ricardo started her career at Sidmak Labatories and subsequently held positions in several emerging healthcare organizations, with a solid track record of steadily delivering profit to the bottom-line.  In addition to helping launch Camber in the United States, Laura was instrumental in the initial stages of several other organizations including MOVA, Able Laboratories and Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Stu Messinger

    Director National Accounts

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Stu joined Camber in October, 2010 and brings 25 years of consumer products and generics experience in roles of increasing responsibility that include multiple therapeutic areas and all classes of trade. Prior to joining Camber, Stu served in a variety of sales and management roles at Interpharm, Del Laboratories and Pfizer.  Stu is married to his wife Liz and has two children Bennett and Lindsay. 

  • Peter Romer

    Director National Accounts

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Pete joined Camber in July of 2014 with a wide range of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries. Prior to joining Camber, Pete worked for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals where he earned the President Honor’s and as Circle of Excellence Global awards from multiple divisions. Pete has held positions at Walmart and Lever Brothers with expertise in sales and all channels of distribution. Pete resides in Houston, Texas with his wife and four children, (3 boys and a girl), 16 year old quadruplets!

  • Clay Smith

    National Account Manager

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Clayton Smith is one of our National Account Managers, a position he has held since shortly after joining Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in July 2011. Prior to starting with the company, Mr. Smith earned a B.S. B.A. from Bucknell University and participated in the university’s varsity Track and Cross Country programs. Currently, Mr. Smith resides in Morristown, NJ and is based out of Camber’s offices in Piscataway, NJ.

  • Crystal Mechler

    Director of National Accounts

    Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Crystal joined Camber Pharma in December, 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry. She was previously Director of National Accounts for Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc responsible for generic sales. Prior to joining Aurobindo, she was a National Account Manager at Trigen Laboratories and Boca Pharmacal, Inc. Before moving to the generic pharmaceutical business, Crystal spent 4 years at Rexall Sundown.

    Crystal has a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University and B.S. in Food and Nutrition from The Florida State University. She currently resides in Parkland, FL with her husband Brent and their three children, Brent III, Brooke and Brynn.