The Alliance Contract Pharma Team

About Alliance Contract Pharma

Stephen L. Schweibenz


Steve has more than 30 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He was a founder of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research Services, Inc. in Horsham, PA, a company specializing in the development, manufacture and laboratory analysis of various pharmaceutical dosage forms including solid, semi-solid and liquid formulations. In his capacity as Director, Analytical Services, Steve developed a world class laboratory providing cGMP compliant component testing, API method development and validation, finished product method development and validation, and stability method development and validation.

Additionally, Steve has served in Laboratory Operations and Business Development roles at E.I. DuPont, Whitehall Laboratories, Greenwich Pharmaceuticals, Lexin Pharmaceuticals .

Steve is a graduate of West Chester University (B.S.) and Temple University (M.B.A.).

Shawn J. Connaghan - Alliance Contract Pharma

Shawn J. Connaghan

Vice President, Quality Assurance

Shawn has more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry serving in increasing Quality Control and Quality Assurance roles at PMRS and Élan.

He offers extensive laboratory and compliance knowledge in all aspects of bringing materials from development through commercialization. Shawn has served as the lead liaison on various FDA and EMEA inspections and executed numerous compliance audits both domestically and internationally. His other accomplishments include both Project Lead and Senior Manager for the qualification, validation and ongoing operation of various pharmaceutical facilities and equipment trains.

Shawn is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S.).

Benjamin W. Reed - Alliance Contract Pharma

Benjamin W. Reed

Vice President, Manufacturing

Ben has more than 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has had leadership roles in all areas of Analytical Chemistry, including Raw Material Release, Stability and Method Development. He also worked as an EMS/EHS Manager while developing his skills in Manufacturing Operations and eventually working in a leadership role in Manufacturing Operations. He has worked with all types of dosage forms taking projects from R&D to Commercial Manufacturing. Ben also has experience as a Process Engineer focusing on process transfer and improvement while at PMRS and TEVA.

He is a graduate of Cedarville University (B.S.).

Dennis DiBiagio - Alliance Contract Pharma

Dennis DiBiagio

Vice President, Operations

Dennis is a registered pharmacist with more than 33 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

He has an extensive background in pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and has held key positions responsible for product development, clinical and commercial manufacturing and for the design and operation of GMP manufacturing facilities. He has worked as a member of multidisciplinary teams to successfully develop multiple dosage forms to support all phases of clinical development from pre-IND through commercial scale manufacturing.

Dennis was a founding partner of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Research Services, Inc. where he was Director of Manufacturing Services, responsible for product development, clinical supply manufacturing and commercial manufacturing.

In addition, Dennis has held various support and leadership positions in product development, manufacturing services and facility management while working at Greenwich Pharmaceuticals and William H. Rorer.

Dennis is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Pharmacy (B.S.).

Why Choose Us

  • Experience – 100 years of combined experience in the pharmaceutical industry with an emphasis on contract manufacturing and laboratory services. We have manufactured and/or tested nearly every currently available pharmaceutical dosage form.
  • Quality – We have an unwavering commitment to providing quality service that exceeds our clients’ and regulators’ expectations.
  • Value – In these challenging economic times, you need to maximize the value of your projects more than ever. ACP will provide the highest value for your budget dollar.
  • Speed – ACP is ready to be of service today. Yes, there are larger CMOs, but with timelines short and budgets tight, speed is key. ACP will deliver on time, on-budget, every time.

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Our Vision

our vision

To be the leading customer focused service provider to the health care industry.

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Our Mission

our mission

Alliance Contract Pharma is a leader in providing value-added services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout their project. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of the ACP team.

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Our Values

our values

Our customers improve the quality and longevity of people’s lives. It is our privilege to contribute to this great mission.

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