Kon Ostaficiuk


Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kon joined Camber in February 2009 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and assumed the role of President in 2011. During this time Camber has grown from $30 million dollars in sales to over $1 billion in 2015 and has become the 12th largest generics company in the US in dispensed prescriptions.

A well-respected industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the generic pharmaceuticals industry, Kon has held a variety of sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility. He began his career at Sidmak Laboratories in East Hanover, NJ and has held VP Sales and Marketing positions at Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals, Able Laboratories, and Boca Pharmaceuticals before joining Camber.

Kon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Rutgers University.

He resides in Mendham, New Jersey.

Samir Bahl

Chief Financial Officer

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Samir is the Chief Financial Officer at Camber Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this he was the Head of Finance for Wockhardt USA. He started his career in the financial services with Merrill Lynch and Deutsche bank. He has held a variety of senior finance roles at Novartis, Vedanta Resources & Unilever.


Samir has an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University. He resides in Chatham with his wife and two daughters.

Ron Cerminaro

Vice President of Commercial Strategy and Operations

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Ron joined Camber in 2019 as Business and Strategic Project Manager, Sales Operations. A well-diversified industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Ron has held a variety of positions in retail operations, purchasing, sales operations, strategic planning, and marketing, in retail, wholesale, brand & generic manufacturing, healthcare agency, and consulting.

He began his career as a dispensing Pharmacist in various independent and chain retail settings, excelled in sourcing roles at Pathmark Stores and H. D. Smith Wholesale, was General Manager of Greenstone Ltd., a member of the National Trade Team at Pharmacia / Pfizer, Vice President of Trade Channel Marketing at Access Communications, and established Pharmaceutical Insights, LLC to consult in the building of startups Patriot Pharmaceuticals and Wallace Pharmaceuticals, before joining Camber.

Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Rutgers University School of Pharmacy, as well as a Mini-MBA Global Biopharma Entrepreneurship from Rutgers Center for Management Development. Ron is a Scotworks Certified Negotiator. He resides with his wife in Somerset, New Jersey.

Crystal Mechler

Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Crystal joined Camber Pharmaceuticals in December 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in the generic pharmaceutical industry. She was previously Director of National Accounts for Aurobindo Pharmacetuicals USA, Inc. responsible for generic sales. Prior to joining Aurobindo, she was a National Account Manager at Trigen Laboratories and Boca Pharmacal, Inc. Before moving to the generic pharmaceutical business, Crystal spent 4 years at Rexall Sundown.

Crystal has a MS in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University and a BS in Food and Nutrition from The Florida State University. She currently resides in Parkland, Florida with her husband Brent and their three children, Brent III, Brooke and Brynn.

Michael Parrillo

Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Michael joined Camber as a Director of National Accounts in February 2020. He has a diversified industry background with over 18 years of pharmaceutical experience. Michael’s previous roles include: field sales representative, field sales trainer, area business manager and regional sales manager. The majority of his career was spent as a Senior National Account Manager at Ferndale Healthcare.

Michael has a B.S. in Marketing from Providence College. He resides in Mendham, NJ with his wife Tracy and their two children, Olivia and Michael John.

Anthony Giannone

Senior Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tony joined Camber in October 2020 as Senior Director National Accounts.   Recognized as a well-respected member of the pharmaceutical industry for 30 plus years, Tony has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility managing and developing customer partnerships in all classes of trade. Prior to joining Camber, Tony worked with Teva Pharmaceuticals (Actavis Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals), and Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals prior to starting his career at Apothecon, Bristol Myers Squibb.  Tony resides in Nazareth, Pa with his wife Corinne.

Tony graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Smeal Business School.

Stephen Rutledge

Executive Vice President

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Stephen joined Camber as Executive Vice President in 2018. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical industry for over 20 years.  What began as a short-term planned involvement in the industry became a successful and rewarding career providing affordable medicine and a better way of life for those that he comes in contact with. His focus includes organizational structure, strategy, customer relationships ,Supply Chain support, Business Development and Finance.

Prior to the Pharmaceutical industry, he worked in sales with two Fortune 500 companies and was involved in starting three family businesses.  Stephen resides in Kentucky.  He, his wife Laura, and their son Barton actually live in the home town where they grew up.  He is an active member of their church.  His hobbies include spending time with his family, involvement in his sons activities, and enjoying the great outdoors together.

Tom DeStefano

Executive Vice President

Camber Specialty

Tom DeStefano joined Camber’s newest division, Camber Specialty, in 2021.   He has over 30 years of experience within the generics, brand, and medical devices industries.  Prior to joining Camber, Tom was a partner in a generic company, and held roles in several other startup companies from inception to commercialization.  His experience includes hiring, training, coaching, and managing teams to successfully reach team and personal goals.

His passion for Specialty Pharmaceuticals, specifically oncology care, aligns with the organization’s goal to bring to important injectable, pre-filled syringe, I.V bags, ophthalmic, and respiratory products to the market.  He obtained his B.S. degree in Communications & Advertising from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Tom resides in Naples, Florida with his wife, Natasha, where the company has located a satellite sales operations office. Tom and wife are active in their church and enjoy sports, the arts, and cooking/fine dining.

Kirk Hessels

Vice President of Marketing

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Kirk joined Camber as Director of Marketing in July 2014. Prior to joining Camber, Kirk operated his own integrated marketing agency, KH Advertising, for over 20 years, working with diverse client base including pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and B to B companies. Beginning in 2008 Kirk helped lead the marketing and branding efforts for Camber including advertising campaigns, web development, public relations, sales support materials and trade show participation. Kirk has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Resides with his wife Pat in Red Bank, NJ.

Laura Ricardo

Director of Corporate Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Laura joined Camber Pharmaceuticals August of 2008 as Director of Corporate Accounts. She has over 20 years of experience as a top-performing Sales Executive and has held positions in several emerging healthcare organizations, with a solid track record of steadily delivering profit to the bottom-line. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Stu Messinger

Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Stu joined Camber in October 2010 and brings 25 years of consumer products and generics experience in roles of increasing responsibility that include multiple therapeutic areas and all classes of trade. Prior to joining Camber, Stu served in a variety of sales and management roles at Interpharm Pharmaceuticals, Del Laboratories and Pfizer. Stu and his wife Liz have two children named Bennett and Lindsay.

Clay Smith

Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Clayton Smith is one of our National Account Managers, a position he has held since shortly after joining Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in July 2011. Prior to starting with the company, Clayton earned a B.S. B.A. from Bucknell University and participated in the university’s varsity Track and Cross Country programs. Clayton also earned an MBA from Rutgers University.  Clayton currently resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife Colleen and two children.

Frank A. Aguilar

Director of National Accounts

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Frank came to Camber Pharmaceuticals in 2020 with over 25 years of experience in generic, brand and specialty pharmaceuticals.  While holding national account positions he was the recipient of multiple sales awards with leading pharmaceutical companies, including Schein Pharmaceuticals/acquired by Watson and Takada Pharmaceuticals North America.  Throughout his career, Frank has been responsible for the management of regional, national, global and GPO accounts. His vast experience extends into international markets such as Dominican Republic, Peru, and Puerto Rico, where he successfully launched generic, brand and injectable/specialty product lines.

Frank has been active in international mission work, local churches, the Boy Scouts of America and served for years as a board member of his YMCA Branch in the Tampa Bay area, where he resides with his family.