David Smithwick, BS Vice President and Site Head

David Smithwick, BS

David Smithwick brings over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to Recro Gainesville, currently providing inspirational leadership at the Gould facility as vice president and site head. With a strong background in CDMO operations, Smithwick is responsible for the Gould site’s manufacturing, packaging, procurement, warehouse, supply chain, human resources, finance, and information technology teams.

Prior to joining Recro Gainesville in 2018, Smithwick held numerous leadership roles in a broad range of disciplines including manufacturing operations and commercial/business management. He excels at developing healthy team dynamics to facilitate solution-minded thinking and drive results, which he demonstrated while leading large pharmaceutical teams at GlaxoSmithKline and building client-facing teams at CDMOs such as Catalytica, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Patheon, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Smithwick’s career has also included extensive experience in technical transfer of pharmaceutical products, supply chain management, and contract negotiation.

Smithwick holds a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial technology from East Carolina University.