About Us

Management

Our machinery group management team comes from the pharmaceutical and automation industries. We have experience working with Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers all around the world. We understand the business and the challenges of creating, designing, building, integrating, commissioning, testing, installing, servicing, and customizing pharmaceutical machinery and automation systems.

Call us Toll-Free for more Information: 1-833-ACICMAC (1-833-224-2622).

Eduardo Andrade

General Manager – ACIC Pharmaceutical Machinery

Eduardo Andrade is the General Manager of our pharmaceutical machinery sales team and partner network. Having lived and worked in Brazil, Germany, Italy, Canada and the US, Eduardo brings a wealth of international experience related to complex manufacturing automation systems and custom designed solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Eduardo progressively refined his commercial and technical expertise over a variety of  leadership positions ranging from International Sales Management, to Business Development and finally General Management. He holds a M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, and is fluent in four languages.

Michael Hughey

Corporate Sales Director – ACIC Pharmaceutical Machinery

Michael Hughey is the Corporate Sales Director of our pharmaceutical sales team and partner network. A native of Waterloo, Michael’s 25+ years of experience in sales as well as the pharmaceutical/machinery industry make him a staple of the ACIC Machinery team.

Luciano Calenti

Founder & CEO, ACIC Pharmaceuticals

Luciano has been involved in pharmaceuticals in Europe since the late sixties and arrived in North America in 1969 to join the pioneers of the generic industry and became a key supplier of antibiotics to both the branded and generic industries.  He moved to Canada in 1972 to build the first API antibiotic plant in Canada, and in 1973, founded ACIC and masterminded the Corporation’s evolution from distribution to research and development, as well as manufacturing in both APIs and Pharmaceuticals for the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Luciano was one of the founders of Canadian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (CDMA) and served as Chairman for three and a half years from 1985-1988.  He is also a founding member of Generic Pharmaceutical Industry Association (GPIA) in the United States now called the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA).  Luciano has been intimately involved in patent legislations in Canada and United States for over 20 years.

Chris Rayfield

President, ACIC Pharmaceuticals

Chris Rayfield has been a valued member of the ACIC Pharmaceuticals team for the past 24 years. He has held various positions within the company of increasing responsibility and currently serves as President of the organization overseeing the Sales, Marketing, and Operations of the company. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Brantford-Brant and is Chair of the Business Excellence Committee and on the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation. Chris is a past Board member of GPhA (now AAM) which is the Generic Pharmaceutical Association Advocacy Group in the USA and also served 3 terms as a Board of Director and Executive Committee Member of DCAT (Drug Chemical and Associated Technology) which is a business development and Trade Organization based in the USA. Chris received his Diploma in Business Administration, Marketing from Sheridan College then went on to receive a Degree of Bachelor of Administration, General Management in 1995 from Lakehead University.

Robin Usselman

Technical Sales Coordinator

George Yacoub

Sales Representative

Carlos Guerra

International Sales                  Latin America

Najat Naani

European & MENA Business Development, Machinery

Cindy Zheng

Administrative Manager

Eliza Galange

Marketing Coordinator

Nadim Youssef

Technical Sales Assistant

Sheila Schultz

Accounting & Administrative Specialist