Pat Lonergan Named Recipient of Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award

Bonita Springs, FL (March 9, 2012)—The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today awarded the Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to Pat Lonergan, co-founder of Numark Laboratories, during the association’s March 8-10 Annual Executive Conference.

The Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award is CHPA’s highest honor. This award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual whose actions have created a positive impact upon and/or benefit to the consumer healthcare industry and as a result, has directly improved self-care for U.S. consumers. The award was established in honor of Ivan D. Combe who was exceptionally active in CHPA activities and served on the association’s board of directors from 1958 until January 2000. This award is presented annually to an individual based on the following criteria: experience, leadership qualities, outstanding service to the consumer healthcare industry/community, and professional excellence.

“Pat is a truly brilliant example of a lifetime of achievement and legacy of leadership,” CHPA President and CEO Scott Melville said.  “His work has touched thousands of lives personally and millions of lives indirectly through his five decades of effort to improve self-care for U.S. consumers.”

“For nearly 20 years, Pat has actively served on the CHPA board and in a number of leadership roles,” Melville added. “He is a crusader within our industry, an inspiring leader among his peers, employees, community, and family.”

Prior to becoming a co-founder of Numark Laboratories, Lonergan spent almost 30 years with Johnson & Johnson. There, he served as vice president and general manager of the Health Care Division and was a member of the Board of Directors.

Contact: Jenni Terry, 202.429.9260 

CHPA is the 131-year-old-trade association representing U.S. manufacturers and distributors of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements.