John M. Gregory
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Serving as Chairman and CEO for Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings,, John M. Gregory is a pioneer in specialty pharmaceuticals. In 2002, John received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, honored as the winner in the Health Sciences category. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in pharmacy, John and his wife, Joan, moved to Bastian, Virginia, where he opened the town’s first retail pharmacy. Seeing an opportunity to expand, in 1984 John co-founded General Injectables and Vaccines (GIV), a company that supplied injectables and vaccine products directly to physicians’ offices. As president and CEO, John turned GIV into a successful enterprise with 550 employees and annual revenues exceeding $150 million annually. With a small initial investment in their pockets and a lot of debt on their shoulders, John and his brothers purchased a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Bristol, Tennessee, in 1993. Under John’s leadership as chairman and CEO from 1993-2001, King Pharmaceuticals grew from a 90-employee family business to an S&P 500 Index company on the New York Stock Exchange with revenues exceeding $1 billion.
James E. Gregory
President and Chief Operating Officer
James E. Gregory served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of UPM from 2004 to 2007. After retiring in January, 2008, he was reappointed to this position in October, 2009. Gregory previously worked for King Pharmaceuticals from 1995 to 2000 as Executive Vice President and General Manager of King’s Bristol, Tennessee manufacturing facility. He served in various consulting capacities at King from 2000 to 2003 and served on the Board of Directors in 2002 and 2003. Gregory served from 1982 to 1995 as a senior administrator in the court systems of Phoenix, Arizona and Washington, D.C. He was deputy executive officer in charge of business operations of the District of Columbia Court System from 1990 to 1995. Gregory has a B. A. from the University of Maryland and a masters in public administration from American University.
Robert D. (Rob) Luffman
Chief Financial Officer
Robert D. (Rob) Luffman, a Canadian-qualified CPA, CMA (certified management accountant), has 30 years of financial experience in a variety of businesses and charitable endeavors. Since 2007, Rob has served as Chief Financial Officer of Gracetree Investments, LLC, the family investment office of Jefferson and Terri Gregory, in Bristol, Tennessee. Gracetree has numerous successful investments in the pharmaceutical industry, real estate, and other private businesses. Rob is also currently a board Director for Comstock Metals, Inc., a mining exploration company with corporate offices in Vancouver, B.C.
Rob began his career as an Accountant at the United Co-operatives of Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, preparing financial statements for local branches. Starting in 1994, Rob served for 13 years as Division Controller of multiple divisions of what is now AGC Glass North America, a Japanese-owned international automotive, residential and commercial glass manufacturer. Besides day-to-day operations, Rob was the financial point person for his division for M&A and business development activity.
Recently Rob has served as Board Treasurer of Hope to Walk, an organization that brings hope to amputee patients living in poverty in developing nations. Rob is active in his local church, currently serving on the Vestry and as Treasurer. In the late 1990’s Rob was on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-Cities, including two years as Board President.
Rob received his accounting designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, Canada in 1992, graduated in Business Administration from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada in 1988, and is currently a member of ACAUS (Association of Chartered Accountants in the U.S.). Rob lives in Johnson City with his wife Ingrid, who is an Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Dept. at ETSU. He has two grown children. The family became US citizens in 2015.
Susan K. Gregory
Susan Gregory currently serves as President & COO of NFI Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings.
Involved in the family investment company, SJ Strategic Investments, since graduating from college, Susan acts as a sounding board to ensure that all decisions and investments are in keeping with the company’s values and goals. As CIO of SJ Strategic Investments LLC, Susan manages the company’s current portfolio of investments, developing and executing investment strategies as she actively monitors asset growth and profitability targets. Whenever necessary, Susan is a spokesperson for her father, SJ Strategic Investments Managing Partner John M. Gregory.
Susan is on the boards of UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Baltimore-based, independent drug development and contract manufacturer and Serving Orphans Worldwide, a non-profit organization based in Bristol, Tennessee that helps orphanages around the world. She also serves as a board advisory member for Kingsway Charities Inc., a faith-based charitable organization in Bristol, Virginia that delivers medical supplies and other health care related products to the needy in foreign countries.
She holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a MS in Library and information Science from Drexel University.
James M. Gregory
Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
James M. Gregory directs various aspects of the company’s legal issues, provides strategic advice, and supervises every deal and contract. Before joining Gregory Pharmaceutical Holdings, he served as a Legal Intern at the Sullivan County Tennessee District Attorney’s Office researching criminal law questions, writing informational memos and preparing trial exhibits. He is a board member of the Lazarus Foundation, a non-profit that helps Christian charities with their financial needs and Regent University. He also serves on the board of UPM Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Bristol, TN – based pharmaceutical contract research and manufacturing company. A member of the Tennessee Bar, Gregory received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He has a BA in Political Science from King College in Bristol, Tennessee.