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Leadership Team

john foley

Acting President
John Foley leads all of ACM’s global business units, including clinical trials, toxicology and medical diagnostics in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Singapore and India. John received his BS from University of Cincinnati, his MS from Princeton University and his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.  John has over 30 years of experience in business management and employing innovative strategies for accelerated growth.  He was most recently CIO for two large health systems in Ohio and Pennsylvania. John previously held CEO positions at DefComm1 and VigilantMinds, Inc.

arnulfo delgado, mha, mt (ascp)

Vice President, Global Laboratory Operations
Arnulfo Delgado is responsible for ACM’s global clinical laboratory operations which includes both diagnostic medical testing and clinical trials. His oversight at ACM will include laboratory operations in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Singapore and India. Arnulfo Delgado received his bachelor of science at Arizona State University and his master’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington.  He has over 20 years of laboratory leadership experience and has worked at major academic healthcare systems, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Arnulfo is a Certified Medical Technologist (ASCP).

Azhar Kalim

Chief Commercial Officer, Clinical Trials
Azhar is responsible for ACM’s Global Clinical Trial business as Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, he leads ACM Global Laboratories’ strategic business development, partnerships, proposals and contracts, marketing and sales activities for the Clinical Trial business unit around the world.  Azhar has over 25 years’ experience in the drug development services sector, as a leader in expanding research capabilities and creating unique service offerings to the biopharma industry. Azhar possess significant experience with global central labs and the pharma services industry. He has held senior leadership roles at global CROs such as Quotient Sciences, Frontage Labs, Lambda Therapeutic Research Inc., and MDS Pharma Services. 

John Byerley

Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, John will oversee all clinical trials operational functions, including project management, data management, specimen management, process improvement, portfolio management, logistics and kits. John has more than 25 years of experience within the pharmaceutical, clinical diagnostics, insurance risk assessment, and information technology industries, with extensive experience in all areas of the central laboratory functions. He has held VP of Central Lab Operations and CIO roles. Specifically John will be responsible for driving the harmonization and standardization of ACM's global capabilities and improvement initiatives for scalability, quality and performance as well as enhancing customer relationships.

K. Kalaichelvi

Director of Operations, Singapore and Shanghai
As Director of Operations for Singapore and China, Kalai will oversee all clinical trials operational functions of Singapore and China, covering lab operations, project management, specimen management, logistics and kits. Kalai has more that 20 years of experience within the healthcare (hospital), pharmaceutical and clinical laboratory fields both in technical and management capacities, 10 of which have been in the central laboratory with extensive experience in all areas of the central laboratory functions having worked in some of the major clinical research organizations central labs. She has been instrumental in many of the central labs start up operations and prior to joining the ACM team, her recent central lab operations role was with PPD as Associate Director, Lab Operations APAC. Kalai holds a degree in Biology from the National University of Singapore.

Lee Goodwin, PhD, CChem, FRSC

Director, Clinical Trials Operations, UK
Lee obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and a PhD in Chemistry, both at the University of York, before joining the Worldwide Bioanalysis group at GSK, Ware, as a technical specialist in LC-MS/MS. Lee progressed to Team Leader at GSK before moving to Covance to lead the LC–MS/MS Method Development group within Bioanalytical Chemistry as a senior manager. The role developed into scientific lead with Lee assuming responsibility for Method Development and Study Management. Lee was then appointed as Associate Director of Bioanalytical Chemistry at Covance, Harrogate before progressed to Director, Bioanalytical Chemistry (Europe). Lee’s final role with Covance before joining ACM was as Global Director of the Early Development Chemistry Project Management group. Lee is a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Nandan Rao

General Manager, Asia Pacific
As General Manager Asia Pacific, Nandan Rao oversees ACM’s clinical trial facility and personnel in India. Nandan has a wealth of experience with over 28 years handling both business development and operational responsibilities in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and central laboratory organizations. Before joining the ACM team, Nandan worked for more than 5 years in India’s largest Central Reference Laboratory where as a business unit head he was instrumental for setting up the Clinical Trial operations. With his General Manager responsibilities, Nandan will have oversight of the clinical trials conducted in the Asia-Pacific region.

Robert Carlson, MD, FCAP

Vice President, Medical Laboratory Affairs
Dr. Carlson serves as the primary medical officer for ACM’s Clinical Trials and Medical Diagnostic businesses, responsible for oversight of ACM’s laboratory quality, scientific, compliance, and patient care elements.Dr. Carlson is a Board Certified Pathologist and served as Pathology Department Chairman at the Marshfield Clinic for over 15 years. Dr. Carlson has also served in a variety of other roles within the laboratory, pathology, and business functions, and was most recently Laboratory Director at NXGEN MDX, a NGS laboratory for carrier screening located in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Ron Insogna

Vice President, Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Ron is responsible for providing financial oversight for ACM’s global operations. Ron has more than 16 years’ experience in various financial capacities in the Healthcare, Telecom and grocery industries. While at ACM in his capacity as the Director of Finance Ron was responsible for establishing the Financial Planning department, streamlining processes in Clinical Trials Billing and implementing various financial systems in the Accounting department to improve efficiencies. Prior to that, Ron held a Sr. Manager of Finance position with Penn Traffic Corp, a retail and wholesale grocery company in Syracuse, NY, where he was instrumental in outsourcing warehouse operations and divesting the wholesale business that resulted in raising over $60M in free cash flow. Ron holds a BS in accounting from the SUNY Institute of Technology, Marcy, NY.

Terri Snider

Executive Director, Human Resources
As HR Head, Terri Snider is responsible for all aspects of human resources at ACM, and acts as a strategic business partner to Sr. Management in the achievement of business objectives. Prior to joining ACM, she had a very successful career spanning more than two decades with Bausch + Lomb, Inc., in Rochester, New York. Most recently, Terri was Director, Human Resources – Global Quality & Operations at B+L, but Terri also held positions managing employee relations and diversity initiatives, global talent management, human resources operations, recruitment and training efforts. Terri graduated from the University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Communications, and earned a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

thomas depalma

Vice President, Medical Diagnostic Sales
As Vice President of Medical Diagnostic Sales, Tom is responsible for leading the sales organization for ACM’s medical diagnostics and toxicology business lines. Tom has more than 25 years’ experience managing sales organizations, with previous tenures at Quest Diagnostics and Roche Biomedical Laboratories (now Laboratory Corporation of America). Since starting at ACM in 2011, Tom has driven the company’s growth of our toxicology service line regionally with national expansion focus. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the State University College at Fredonia.

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