Industry-recognized plasmid DNA contract manufacturer VGXI, Inc. expands its leadership team with the addition of James Smith as Chief Accounting Officer.
VGXI Inc., a leading contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) for plasmid DNA, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James Smith as its new Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). Mr. Smith brings over 15 years of experience in accounting and leadership positions across a variety of industries and disciplines, including healthcare and manufacturing.
Prior to joining VGXI, Mr. Smith worked in various roles including public accounting, private industry, and independent consulting. He has developed a deep financial understanding and demonstrated a track record of delivering high-quality financial results.
“Jim is an accomplished accounting executive with a wealth of experience, including specialized expertise related to the biotech industry and VGXI’s business operations,” said VGXI’s President and CEO, Young Park. “We are thrilled to welcome him to VGXI’s leadership team and are confident that his skills and experience will help drive our continued growth and success.”
Mr. Smith holds a B.A in Business Administration-Accounting from West Virginia University and currently holds designations for Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA). In his new role at VGXI, Mr. Smith will oversee all of the company’s accounting and financial operations at both its legacy location in The Woodlands, TX, and the new VGXI headquarters and manufacturing facility at Deison Technology Park in Conroe, TX.
ABOUT VGXI, INC. With over 20 years of experience VGXI, Inc. is a leading provider of plasmid DNA manufacturing and development services. The company has a reputation of success in manufacturing DNA products under cGMP conditions for clinical trials in the US, EU, Asia, Canada, and Australia, and its cGMP and non-GMP products have passed rigorous reviews by several international regulatory agencies. VGXI’s ability to work with unique requirements and create custom manufacturing solutions is based on its patented manufacturing process, flexible cGMP production facility, and highly experienced development team. VGXI, Inc. is a GeneOne company.
ABOUT GENEONE LIFE SCIENCE GeneOne Life Science Inc. (“GeneOne” KOSPI: 011000) headquartered in Seoul, South Korea is an international biotechnology company and a leading contract manufacturer of DNA plasmids for use in vaccines, gene therapies, and cell therapies. GeneOne has recently expanded into the manufacture and development of mRNA. GeneOne has maintained a focus on vaccines against emerging infectious diseases to address global needs, including in resource challenged regions. Its small molecule portfolio of immunomodulators address diseases such as prevention of upper respiratory bacterial and viral diseases, and treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. GeneOne has three products against COVID-19 in clinical development: GLS-5310 DNA vaccine (Phase I/IIa), GLS-1200 nasal spray to prevent COVID-19 infection (Phase II), and GLS-1027 to prevent the inflammation and clinical worsening for those infected with COVID-19 (Phase II). For more information, visit http://www.genels.com.
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Christy Franco, Ph.D.
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