ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SUPN), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Victor Vaughn to the position of Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Vaughn will be responsible for leading all of the company's sales activities. "Victor has an outstanding track record of success in building sales organizations and launching specialty products specifically in the epilepsy and ADHD areas. He led the Shire sales organization for 13 years with sales reaching more than $1 billion behind products including Carbatrol ® in epilepsy and Adderall XR ® in ADHD," said Jack Khattar, president and CEO of Supernus. "Victor has been working with us for more than three years in a consulting capacity helping to build our sales organization and to prepare for the launches of Oxtellar XR™ and Trokendi XR™. We are very excited to have him join us on a full time basis as a member of our executive team. Victor's significant experience in executing one of the most successful immediate release (IR) to extended release (XR) switches in our industry will be pivotal to our execution on the upcoming launches of our two epilepsy XR products." Mr. Vaughn has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. For the past seven years he has been consulting with small to medium size pharmaceutical companies, assisting them with their commercial operations. From 1992 to 2005, he led the sales organization at Shire where he last served as senior vice president of sales. Prior to that, he held various positions in sales and sales management at Fujisawa and SmithKline Beecham (Glaxo). Mr. Vaughn earned his bachelor degree in business administration from East Tennessee State University. "I am excited to be joining the Supernus team and working on launching two important products in epilepsy," said Victor Vaughn, senior vice president of sales. " I am very much looking forward to being part of the great growth opportunity that lies ahead for Supernus and to the chance to positively affect the lives of patients suffering from epilepsy, ADHD and other CNS disorders."