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David T. Fuhrmann ‘82

SAIS Board of Advisors, Member

Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni David FuhrmannDavid T. Fuhrmann is a former owner and partner of Glenwood LLC, Glenwood GmbH, and several other pharmaceutical/medical supply businesses based in the U.S. and Europe. The parent company Glenwood, Inc., founded by David’s father in the 1950s, later expanded into the manufacture and distribution of niche drugs and medical supplies, with a particular focus on wound care products. David was formerly IT Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Glenwood Inc., the parent pharmaceutical and medical bandage company.

In 1997, Glenwood-Palisades LLC was established in a merger between Glenwood, Inc. and Palisades Pharmaceuticals, Inc. David served as Chief Operating Officer and ran the manufacturing side of that business. In addition to his activities with these companies, David was active Managing Partner of sister companies in England and Germany. Following the breakup of the LLC in 2000, and the subsequent divestment of the specialty wound care line, he turned his full attention to oversight and management of the family’s pharmaceutical businesses in the U.K. and Germany. In 2013 the combined companies were sold to a group in Germany, leading to David’s early but not entirely regretted retirement. From 2007 until 2012, David was a partner in Cevidra, a French corporation involved in pharmaceutical distribution and the healthcare industry. From 2007 until 2013, David was also a silent partner in a Vespa dealership located in northern New Jersey. While enjoying the relative freedom that retirement allegedly offers, he is also working on two books, one a family history, the other a study of American strategic thinking in the early 1940s.

David remains involved with the SAIS Strategic Studies Alumni Group and the Department in general, supporting as well as participating in the Staff Ride program, as well as other events and traditions.