David R. Schoneker

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David R. Schoneker is a Pharmtech editorial advisory board (EAB) member.

David R. Schoneker
Chair, IPEC–Americas and
Director of Global Regulatory Affairs, Colorcon

David R. Schoneker is the director of global regulatory affairs at Colorcon. His responsibilities include global coordination of Colorcon’s worldwide regulatory activities and raw material assessments. He received his BS from Ursinus College and MS in Chemistry from Villanova University. His previous position at Colorcon was director of quality assurance and quality control. He has been with the company since 1977. 


Schoneker has been active in many professional organizations such as the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), RAPS, ASQC, ACS, AOAC and the Delaware Valley Chromatography Forum. He also is involved with a number of trade organizations such as the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC), the International Association of Color Manufacturers (IACM), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Schoneker is currently the chairman of IPEC Americas (his term ends Dec. 31, 2008), where he is actively involved with the development of excipient GMP and qualification-related guidelines to improve global supply chain security.