Meet Our Team

Scott Aladeen

Position: Chief Operating Officer
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Scott Aladeen has held a broad range of positions in the Pharmaceutical Industry over the past four decades.  His career has included executive leadership, operations management, quality assurance & control, manufacturing, supply chain and product development.  Scott has led or been a part of the leadership team at firms engaged in branded pharmaceuticals, generic drugs, CDMO services and most recently outsource sterile drug compounding (503b pharmacy services).  He has been a part of large, diverse domestic and international companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Astellas, and AmerisourceBergen (ABC) as well as smaller companies such as Avara and QuVa Pharma.  His positions have included EVP, COO and President.

Scott started as a bench chemist developing analytical methods for new drug products.  He worked his way through the quality control and quality assurance organizations, eventually leading those functions before moving into operations management.  In operations, Scott has led production facility design, startup and operation and taken responsibility for an entire supply chain across the Americas for products with revenues exceeding $1.5 billion.  Scott has overseen manufacturing division divestiture and transformed the newly formed company into a full-service, successful CDMO.  He has led during explosive growth, and steered through consent decree remediation.

Scott Aladeen

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Aladeen has held a broad range of positions in...

R. Scott Warlick

Position: VP, Manufacturing
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Scott Warlick has more than 25 years of experience leading chemical and pharmaceutical operations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Warlick  has led operations in bulk API, specialty API, orals solid dose, and drug delivery systems.  As VP, Manufacturing, he is responsible for Benuvia’s Texas manufacturing site overseeing  the production of commercial active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and registration batches for new drug applications. Prior to joining Benuvia, Mr. Warlick served as Senior Director of Manufacturing at Mylan where he led  the granulation department (blending, roller compaction, and fluid bed granulation). Previously, Mr. Warlick served in numerous capital management and process improvement roles at Mallinckrodt including site lead at the company’s 200-employee bulk acetaminophen API site. Mr. Warlick received an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

R. Scott Warlick

VP, Manufacturing

Scott Warlick has more than 25 years of experience leading...

James Doroz, VP, Finance and Controller, Benuvia Manufacturing

James Doroz

Position: VP, Finance and Controller
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James Doroz has over 25 years of experience leading financial teams in various industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, natural resources and software.  As VP of Finance and Controller, Mr. Doroz is responsible for Benuvia Manufacturing’s financial controls and for financial planning and analysis.  Prior to joining Benuvia, Mr. Doroz was the Director of Finance at Adaptive Curriculum, a web based company devoted to helping students succeed in math and science mastery.  Prior to his work at Adaptive Curriculum, he served at iGo. He has served in various financial roles with Sanmina and BHP Billiton.

Mr. Doroz received a BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona.

James Doroz

VP, Finance and Controller

James Doroz has over 25 years of experience leading financial...

Monica Gorbet

Position: Senior Director, Quality Affairs
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Monica Gorbet has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical operations with expertise in quality systems, quality assurance, compliance, and quality control. As Director, Quality Assurance, she leads quality activities including compliance of regulatory requirements associated with manufacturing and development at Benuvia’s Texas site. Prior to joining Benuvia, she served as the Director of Quality Assurance for PharmaForm, a midsize contract development manufacturing organization where she successfully led the company through numerous regulatory and customer site inspections. Previously, Ms. Gorbet served in various quality roles at Astellas Pharma Technologies, Pfizer, Aventis-Behring (now CSL Behring) and Hoechst Celanese. Ms. Gorbet received a BS in Biology from Texas A&M – Kingsville.

Monica Gorbet

Senior Director, Quality Affairs

Monica Gorbet has more than 25 years of experience in...

Warren Horton

Position: VP, Quality Assurance
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Warren Horton has 40 years of industry experience with a broad pharmaceutical background and extensive experience in manufacturing management, quality assurance, quality control and operational excellence. He joined Abbott Laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry in 1986 and has held successive levels of leadership positions with responsibility in manufacturing, technical services and quality assurance.  Warren has experience in new plant start-ups, remediation of consent decrees and warning letters, quality system integration and data integrity remediation.  He has worked in manufacturing and quality leadership roles for Abbott Labs, Alpharma, DSM / Patheon, AVARA and Pharmedium including VP, Global Quality at Patheon, AVARA and Pharmedium He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. 

Warren Horton

VP, Quality Assurance

Warren Horton has 40 years of industry experience with a...

Brandon F. Kidd

Position: VP, Business Development
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Brandon Kidd has more than 20 years of investment and operational experience with deep experience in the cannabidiol industry. As the VP for Business Development, Mr. Kidd is responsible for new client relationships, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, as well as domestic and international sales. He previously served as a Managing Director at Mile High Labs, the global leader in industrial scale cannabidiol ingredient manufacturing. Prior to Mile High Labs, Mr. Kidd served as Managing Partner at Green Capital, a private investment firm focused on the cannabis industry. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kidd served as a strategic advisor to leading private equity and real estate firms including Kimco Realty Corporation.

Mr. Kidd received a BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Brandon F. Kidd

VP, Business Development

Brandon Kidd has more than 20 years of investment and...

Jim Mitchell, Senior Director, API Research & Development

Jim Mitchell

Position: VP, API Research & Development
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Jim Mitchell has more than 20 years of experience as an organic chemist focused primarily on organic synthesis, natural products isolation, and structure elucidation with an emphasis on cannabinoid chemistry. He leads Benuvia’s research and process development group in process oversight; development and translation of new industrial cannabinoid processes; formulation and API impurity isolation and structure elucidation; in addition to custom synthesis campaigns for various cannabinoid derivatives of industrial importance. Mr. Mitchell is also responsible for the modernization of other cannabinoid scaffolds for industrial GMP production and preclinical/clinical investigations. Prior to Benuvia, he served in research and chemistry roles at several clinical research and manufacturing companies.

He received a BS  in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and studied organic chemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Jim Mitchell

VP, API Research & Development

Jim Mitchell has more than 20 years of experience as...