Generic pharmaceutical maker Lannett Co. Inc. said Wednesday that Ronald A. West will replace William Farber as chairman of the board on July 1.

West, 77, has been a member of the Lannett board since 2002. He previously was chairman and chief executive officer of automotive equipment manufacturer Dura Corp.

He is a director of Beecher Associates, an industrial real estate investment company.

Farber, 79, Lannett's chairman since 1991, will remain as chairman emeritus, the company said.    - Maria Panaritis