Michael A. Strobel, DVM, MS
CEO and founder of Aurora Pharmaceutical
“We are customer focused and quality driven.”
Michael A. Strobel is responsible for our leadership, overall direction, and management. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of compounding and marketing pharmaceutical sales in the food animal market. Dr. Strobel graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1982 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and later earned a masters degree in Swine Medicine. Dr. Strobel holds numerous United States and international patents and has published nationally and internationally.
Chief Financial Offer
Lori Happel-Jarratt is responsible for accounting and finance. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Master of Business Administration. Ms. Happel-Jarratt has over 30 years experience and has worked as CFO and director of finance and human resources for several medium sized companies.
Chief Operating Officer
Dave Oliver graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a business emphasis. Mr. Oliver has over 20 years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. He is an experienced chemist and has managed the Quality Control laboratory for multiple pharmaceutical companies.
Sales and Marketing Director
Bob Rehurek graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1978 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Photography. Mr. Rehurek started in 1981 working in sales and marketing, and has worked for several animal health companies, including the Fortune 500 Company MWI. He also was president and owner of a veterinary supply company for 10 years.
“Our staff is committed to listening and understanding the needs of our customers.”
Alina Garbar, Ph.D.
Alina Garbar graduated from Moscow University, Russia. Dr. Garbar is an experienced chemist, with over 12 years of focusing on different aspects in the pharmaceutical area – research and development, piloting, manufacturing, analytical testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and drug products.
R&D Director/Business Development
Rich Mihalik is a pharmaceutical professional with over 25 years of experience in research, formulation development, analytical development, quality assurance, quality control, and business development at both large and small animal and human health companies. In these roles, he has guided the development and launch of many successful and innovative health products. He has also been granted several patents for the formulation and use of these products. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Kevin Bell, CPIM, CMfgT
Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Kevin Bell graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing Engineering. Mr. Bell has over 35 years experience within various manufacturing companies. 20 of these years were with cGMP pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures.
Dave Skroch is Aurora’s Engineering Manager. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Mr. Skroch has over 30 years of experience working in the Automotive, Department of Defense [DOE], Aerospace, and Pharmaceutical industries. He has worked in various manufacturing operations, equipment and factory design, and production management roles.