PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), an international company engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, announced that it has appointed Vimal Kavuru, 48 years old, to its Board of Directors, effective February 2, 2017.

Chairman of the Board, Albert Eilender, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Vimal Kavuru to the ACETO Board of Directors. His vast experience in pharmaceuticals will be a tremendous asset for the Board and Company.”

Since 2013, Mr. Kavuru has been the CEO and a founder of Citron Pharma LLC and Lucid Pharma LLC, from which Aceto subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals acquired certain generic products and related assets in December 2016. In 2008, Mr. Kavuru founded Gen-Source RX, a generic pharmaceutical distributor, and served as CEO until 2014 when that business was sold to Cardinal Health. Since 2007, Mr. Kavuru has served as a director of Celon Labs Ltd., an Indian specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the oncology and critical care segments in India that he co-founded in 2007. Additionally, he has served as a director of Cronus Pharma LLC, an animal health pharmaceutical company, since 2016, is the founder of Casper Pharma LLC, an emerging specialty brand and injectable pharmaceutical company, and is a co-founder of Grace Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on treating rare and orphan diseases.


ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947 and with offices and operations in 10 countries, is engaged in the development, marketing, sale and distribution of Human Health products (finished dosage form generics and nutraceuticals), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products). 

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