David Smithwick, BS Vice President, Technical Operations

David Smithwick, BS

David Smithwick brings over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience to Recro, currently providing inspirational leadership as vice president of technical operations. With a strong background in CDMO operations, he is responsible for Recro’s manufacturing, packaging, warehousing, formulation development, analytical development, clinical trial packaging, and engineering.

Before joining Recro in 2018, David 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. This was demonstrated while leading large pharmaceutical teams at GlaxoSmithKline and building client-facing teams at CDMOs Catalytica, DSM Pharmaceuticals, Patheon, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. David’s career has also included extensive technical transfers of pharmaceutical products, supply chain management, and contract negotiation.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University.