J. David Enloe, Jr. Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.

San Diego, California, January 7, 2014

Executive search firm SANFORD ROSE ASSOCIATES® – TOFT GROUP, focusing exclusively on assignments for Life Sciences and Healthcare companies, is proud to announce another successful placement.  Mr. J. David Enloe, Jr., CPA, has been selected for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer at Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., a fully integrated, contract development and manufacturing organization located in San Diego, California.

Mr. Enloe is a dynamic business leader with 20+ years of biotechnology executive management experience.  His background includes broad skill sets in leadership, financial management, manufacturing and contractual negotiations within both small startups and multi-national corporations.

Mr. Enloe joins Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., after serving most recently as Head of the Viral Therapeutics Business Unit at Lonza AG.  In 2009, Mr. Enloe formed Vivante GMP Solutions, Inc., and was later responsible for executing the sale of the company to Lonza AG. This union formed a new business unit which he has managed since 2010. Prior to this he was President and CEO of Introgen Technical Services, Inc., which later became the basis for Vivante.

Robin Toft, President and CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group said: “We are exceedingly proud to have recommended Mr. Enloe  to Ajinomoto Althea Inc., and congratulate him on his new role as President and CEO.  We believe he will make an outstanding contribution to the continued development of the company’s business. We look forward to the continued success of both Mr. Enloe and our client, Ajinomoto Althea Inc.”

“I am thrilled about the growth strategy Ajinomoto Althea Inc. is pursuing, and am very excited to lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer,” said Mr. Enloe. “All of my past experiences to date have positioned me for this incredible role.  Althea’s vision for the future is bright and I’m confident that together, we will achieve great success.”

Ajinomoto Althea Inc., ( is a fully integrated, contract development and manufacturing organization located in San Diego, CA providing clinical and commercial product development services.  Ajinomoto Althea offers cGMP drug product filling in both vials and syringes, and production of microbial-derived recombinant proteins and plasmid DNA. In conjunction with these manufacturing operations, Ajinomoto Althea offers comprehensive development services including: upstream and downstream process development, analytical development, lyophilization cycle, complex formulation, product release and ICH-compliant stability testing. Ajinomoto Althea’s formulation technology platform includes Crystalomicsâ, a proprietary technology that offers a formulation solution for large molecule products that must be delivered at high concentrations or as sustained release formulations. Ajinomoto Althea also has an innovative and proven recombinant protein expression technology called Corynexâ.

Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group (  is committed to filling mid to executive-level management positions exclusively in biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Sanford Rose Associates® – Toft Group is the top performing Life Sciences focused executive search firm within the global Sanford Rose Associates® network, which has 50 offices worldwide and is a member of the International Executive Search Federation (IESF).  We can help bring “A-players” to your organization- please contact us below:

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