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Dakota Drug's Ted Scherr Elected HDMA Chairman

September 30, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va. — At the HDMA fifth Annual Board & Membership Meeting in Laguna Beach, Calif., the Association announced the election of Ted Scherr, President/CEO, Dakota Drug, Inc., as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Scherr assumes the chairmanship from David Neu, President, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, who was elected to the position in October 2012 and remains a member of the HDMA Executive Committee.

Two additional Board members also were announced at the meeting. Jon Giacomin, President, U.S. Pharmaceutical Distribution, Cardinal Health, Inc., will replace Michael Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health, Inc., on the Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Kaufmann served on the Board and Executive Committee since 2008. Timothy Booth, President/COO, Metro Medical Supply, Inc., was named to the Board in June.

A complete listing of the HDMA Board is available here.

“It was truly an honor to work closely with Dave as Chairman, and Mike as a member of the Executive Committee, during their tenures,” said HDMA President and CEO John M. Gray. “Ted, Jon and Tim all bring fresh perspectives to our organization, and I look forward to working with them and the entire Board of Directors to ensure that HDMA continues to deliver value to our members and the industry.”


HDA is the national association representing primary healthcare distributors, the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers. Each business day, HDA member companies ensure that over 15 million prescription medicines and healthcare products are delivered safely and efficiently to more than 200,000 pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. HDA and its members work daily to provide value and achieve cost savings, an estimated $42 billion each year to our nation’s healthcare system.


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