CIMA leadership team

Derek Moe

Derek Moe, Ph.D.

Vice President, Drug Delivery Technologies
Derek Moe is the Vice President of Drug Delivery Technologies. He came to CIMA in 2001 from the formulation group at Pfizer Global Research and Development in La Jolla, CA (previously Agouron). He began his career as a formulator at Syntex, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Moe has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Chemistry and Math from St. Olaf College.
Philip Simonson

Philip Simonson, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Project Management
Phil Simonson is the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Project Management at CIMA. He joined the company in 2003 after spending 13 years in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Regulatory Affairs with Pfizer Global Research & Development (Parke-Davis/Warner Lambert and Pharmacia). Phil obtained his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Iowa and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Superior.

Jim Klancke

Senior Director of Analytical Development
Jim Klancke is the Senior Director of Analytical Development at CIMA. He joined the company in 1994 coming from the analytical and chemical process development group at Lilly Research Laboratories. Jim obtained his M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of South Dakota and a B.S. in Chemistry from St. Cloud State University.