Board of Directors

Robert B. Jones
President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert B. Jones has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2011. Mr. Jones has been our President & CEO since July 2011 and served in that capacity on an interim basis since May 2011 after the passing of Andy Reddick in April 2011. Bob previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since he joined Acura in April 2008. From May, 2003 to March, 2008, Mr. Jones served first as the Vice President, Finance and then as Vice President, Strategy and Business Analysis of Adolor Corporation. From November 2000 to May, 2003 he served as Vice President, Finance and then as Chief Operating Officer of Opt-E-Script, Inc., a privately held personalized medicine company where Mr. Jones was responsible for all commercialization activities. Prior to that, Mr. Jones was Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Purepac Pharmaceutical Company. Mr. Jones received his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Holdings: 62,778 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 1, 2014 Disposition (Non Open Market) 12,067 1.67
Jan 1, 2013 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,744 2.22
Jan 1, 2012 Disposition (Non Open Market) 11,411 3.49
Aug 15, 2011 Buy 3,000 3.22 - 3.24
George Ross
Early Stage Business Consultant

George K. Ross has been a member of our Board of Directors since January, 2008. Since April 2002, Mr. Ross has been a consultant to early stage businesses and a financial investor. From July 2005 through December 2010 he has served as Executive Director, Foundations and Partnerships for World Vision U.S. in New York City. His business career has included senior financial officer and board member positions with both public and private companies in diverse industries. Mr. Ross was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a board member of Tier Technologies Inc. from February 1997 to January 2000, which became a public company during this period. Mr. Ross is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters of Business Administration from Ohio State University.



Holdings: 11,565 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 3, 2017 Option Execute 735 n/a
Jan 4, 2016 Option Execute 8,074 n/a
Jan 2, 2015 Disposition (Non Open Market) 246 0.45
Jan 2, 2015 Option Execute 11,030 n/a
Aug 23, 2011 Buy 3,000 3.04
William G. Skelly
President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Biomedia, Inc.

William G. Skelly has been a member of our Board of Directors since May, 1996 and served as our Chairman from October, 1996 through June, 2000. Since 1990, Mr. Skelly has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Central Biomedia, Inc. and its subsidiary SERA, Inc. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Skelly served as President of Martec Pharmaceutical, Inc. Mr. Skelly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.



Holdings: 28,345 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 3, 2017 Option Execute 13,216 n/a
Jan 4, 2016 Option Execute 8,247 n/a
Jan 2, 2015 Option Execute 29,412 n/a
May 22, 2014 Sell 4,600 1.23
May 20, 2014 Sell 5,000 1.21 - 1.22
May 14, 2014 Sell 2,900 1.21
May 12, 2014 Sell 5,000 1.25
May 8, 2014 Sell 2,500 1.30
Aug 27, 2013 Sell 2,000 1.55
May 28, 2013 Sell 2,000 2.40
May 22, 2013 Sell 4,000 2.33
May 16, 2013 Sell 3,000 2.25
May 9, 2013 Sell 3,000 2.20
Apr 3, 2013 Sell 6,000 2.02 - 2.07
Mar 7, 2013 Sell 5,000 2.52
Nov 27, 2012 Sell 5,341 1.25
Nov 15, 2012 Sell 4,659 1.15
Nov 9, 2012 Sell 5,000 1.28
May 7, 2012 Sell 5,000 3.00
Mar 12, 2012 Sell 5,000 3.30
Mar 12, 2012 Sell 5,000 4.12
Nov 8, 2011 Sell 2,213 3.90
Nov 7, 2011 Sell 7,787 3.90
May 9, 2011 Sell 5,000 4.27
Jan 9, 2011 Sell 5,000 3.16
Immanuel Thangaraj
Managing Director and General Partner, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures
Immanuel Thangaraj has been a member of our Board of Directors since December, 2002. Mr. Thangaraj has been a Managing Director of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare industry, since 1997. Prior to joining Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, he helped establish a telecommunication services company, for which he served as its CEO. Mr. Thangaraj holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Bruce F. "Toby" Wesson
Founder, Senior Advisor; Galen Partners

Bruce F. Wesson has been a member of our Board of Directors since March, 1998. From January 1991 until June 30, 2011 Mr. Wesson was a Partner of Galen Associates, a health care venture firm, was a General Partner of Galen Partners III, L.P. Prior to January, 1991, he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm. He currently serves on the Boards of Derma Sciences, Inc., and as Vice Chairman of the Board of MedAssets, Inc., each a publicly traded company. Mr. Wesson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.



Holdings: 58,670 shares     View Transactions
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jan 3, 2017 Option Execute 22,026 n/a
Jan 4, 2016 Option Execute 10,309 n/a
Jan 2, 2015 Option Execute 36,764 n/a
May 16, 2014 Buy 20,000 1.17 - 1.18
May 15, 2014 Buy 60,000 1.11 - 1.12
Aug 19, 2011 Buy 14,904 2.94 - 3.18

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