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West Pharmaceutical Services' Karen Flynn Receives Silver Stevie® Award in 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Flynn recognized in the Female Executive of the Year category for her instrumental role in developing and executing West's market-led, long-term strategic plan

EXTON, Pa., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration and delivery, today announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Karen Flynn has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year – Business Products – More Than 2,500 Employees category in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 18.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

"I am honored and humbled to be in the company of such dynamic female executives," Flynn said. "It has been my fortune to work for West, a company that shares my commitment to championing the accomplishments of women within the organization and ensuring they are in a position to succeed. The end result is a more richly talented company that is better positioned to improve healthcare for patients around the world."

Flynn heads the global Commercial Team and is tasked with driving growth across three major markets: Biologics, Generics and Pharma. Her team spans more than a dozen countries and includes marketing, sales, contract manufacturing services, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, scientific affairs and technical services. Outside of West, Flynn lends her professional expertise to several volunteer efforts, including serving on the Board of the Directors for the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Advisory Board for Downingtown STEM Academy, a top Pennsylvania school for students pursuing science- and technology-focused education.

"Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn't possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong," said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. "We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About West
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2015 sales of $1.4 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 110 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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Media Contact:
Tiffany Burke
Global Communications, West Pharmaceutical Services
+ 1-610-594-3231


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