PDI, a germicidal wipe manufacturer headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, appointed Firas Abulaban vice president of quality on June 7.
Abulaban will lead PDI‘s day-to-day quality operations including improving quality systems and designing, manufacturing and marketing safe and effective products that meet all customer and regulatory requirements.
Abulaban has held roles of increasing responsibility in the U.S. and internationally at Sun Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Hospira and Boehringer-Ingelheim. Most recently, Abulaban was vice president of quality at Sun Pharmaceuticals, responsible for quality assurance, quality control and quality systems for their network of facilities in India. Sun’s U.S. headquarters is in Princeton.
“Quality assurance is one of the most essential promises a company can make to its customers and the people they serve. It is an important facet of any regulated business, and particularly one like PDI that develops critical products and services built on the promise of protection,” said Abulaban in a prepared statement. “It is an exciting time to join this rapidly growing organization, and I look forward to supporting PDI’s mission by delivering safe and effective products that reduce preventable infections and help save lives.”
Formerly Professional Disposables International Inc., PDI invented the first alcohol prep pad for medical use in 1963. In 2020, the company expanded efficacy claims on its disinfectants against SARS-CoV-2.