Nephron's Lou Kennedy Earns National Award for Manufacturing Leadership

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Nephron Pharmaceuticals President and CEO Lou Kennedy was honored on Thursday by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) with an award for outstanding leadership in manufacturing.

NAM recognized Kennedy at its Manufacturing Institute's STEP Ahead Women's Initiative. One of NAM's largest annual events, the STEP Ahead Award celebrates the achievements of women in manufacturing who inspire the next generation to follow in their footsteps.

"Nephron is a global leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing, and I am grateful to NAM for recognizing the great work of our team of professionals that delivers safe, effective and affordable medications to patients across the world," said Kennedy.

Nephron is a certified woman-owned business, as recognized by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first certifier of Women Business Enterprises. The certification gives Nephron enhanced visibility and a competitive edge.

Nephron's workforce is forty-four percent women, holding the majority of all advanced degrees at the company. Additionally, women hold key management roles in various departments throughout Nephron, such as Quality Assurance, Chemistry and Microbiology, Regulatory Compliance, Human Resources, Training, R&D Engineering, and Product Development.