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Business executive Jude Dinges possesses nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having served most recently as an Executive Director for Amgen Inc., where he specialized in the development of pre-launch strategies designed to promote a variety of the company’s products across the Southeastern United States. As the head of Southeastern Regional Sales for the Bone Health Business Unit, he assembled and managed a team of district managers and representatives consistently noted for their top regional sales performance. Under Jude Dinges’ leadership, his region achieved 18% of the company’s total national sales and was one of only two territories with zero regrettable losses.Before Amgen, Jude Dinges worked in a similar capacity for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. As a Regional Director, he managed a team of 13 district managers and 143 representatives and achieved the nation’s largest market share for Exelon. After receiving a number two regional ranking in 2007 and a number one regional ranking in 2008, Jude Dinges was promoted to Respiratory & Infectious Disease Director. Under his direction, the company continued to experience sales growth for various respiratory products and specialty medicines, including Xolair and Tobi.A graduate of Southwestern College, Jude Dinges has also held several positions with Merck & Co., Inc. As a Senior Business and Executive Business Director, he received recognition for his numerous accomplishments as a leader and outstanding sales performer. A recipient of the Change Agent Award, 2000 Achievement Award, President’s Achievement Award, and President’s Business and Leadership Award, Jude Dinges oversaw several successful product launches for Fosamax, Cozaar, Vioxx, Singulair, and Zetia. In addition to his role as an Executive Director, he worked with Merck as a Market Development Director, Brand Manager, District Sales Manager, and Regional Sales Trainer.