Stephen Dress Director, Information Technology
Steve brings almost 30 years of information technology and pharmaceutical experience to Recro, currently serving as director of information technology. Steve is responsible for every faction of IT, including end-user support, infrastructure and operations, applications, quality and governance, and cybersecurity. He has been with the Gainesville site since 2001, first serving as manager of information technology with Elan, then as director of information technology as part of the Alkermes global information technology team. Steve provides strategy, leadership, and project management for the IT team at Recro. Currently, he also serves as the lead for the company’s business continuity team and as an administrator of the business continuity plan.
Steve was instrumental in the separation and consolidation of information technology systems as part of both the Alkermes/Elan Drug Technology merger and the divestiture of the Alkermes’ Gainesville site to Recro. While at Alkermes, he was responsible for the global laboratory information technology strategy coordinating strategy, systems, and support for laboratory systems in manufacturing sites in both Ireland and the States.
Prior to Recro, Steve spent 10 years in various IT roles with a couple of Johnsons & Johnson manufacturing companies supporting multiple sites on the east coast. Before that, he spent several years in the IT department with a municipal government. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Georgia.