Knipper Leadership Team

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President and Chief Executive Officer

With a career of achievement and distinction that spans more than thirty years, Mike has been a leader in the healthcare industry on both the manufacturer and provider side of the business spectrum. Today, his vision for the future growth and success of J. Knipper and Company can be found in the words that describe its corporate ethos: “Leading the way to smarter solutions.”

Mike arrived at J. Knipper and Company in 2008, and under his guidance as President and COO, the Company has established itself as the acknowledged industry leader in sample management. Following Knipper’s recapitalization in October of 2019, Mike was appointed President & CEO of both J. Knipper and Company and KnippeRx Inc., a specialty pharmacy services business. In his most recent role, and as a tireless advocate for patient health and wellbeing, Mike has made it the mission of these organizations to create “the shortest path between patient and therapy.”

Acclaimed for his contributions to the advancement of the life sciences, Mike has been recognized by PharmaVOICE magazine as a Top 100 Leader and has authored numerous white papers on pharmaceutical sampling and distribution.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Georgian Court University, a past President of the Flemington-Raritan Youth Basketball Association and serves as an executive member of the Healthcare Marketers Coalition.

Mike was awarded a BS from the University of Delaware where he was a recipient of the Presidential Achievement Award.


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