Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D. has been Chief Executive Officer of Anika Therapeutics since 2002. From 2002 through July 2017, he also held the title of President. Dr. Sherwood joined Anika in 1998 with extensive experience in research, engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and business management. He first served at Anika in the position of Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering.
Prior to joining Anika, he was a senior director with Chiron Vision, responsible for medical product development and commercialization. From 1982 to 1995, Dr. Sherwood was with IOLAB Corporation, a division of Johnson & Johnson, where he led the Research and Product Development organization. Earlier, he held various technical and management positions with Hughes Aircraft Company and Lord Corporation. He was also on the faculty of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Dr. Sherwood holds a doctorate and master’s degree in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a certificate in management from Claremont Graduate School.