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Giacomin, Smith Reelected to Lead HDA Board of Directors

September 26, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announced Jon Giacomin, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmaceutical segment, Cardinal Health, will serve a second term as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors. Mr. Giacomin’s reelection was announced at the HDA Annual Board and Membership Meeting. Henry Dale Smith, Jr., Chairman and CEO, H. D. Smith Holding Company, also was reelected to serve as Vice Chairman.

HDA President and CEO John M. Gray said, “HDA is pleased to welcome back Jon and Dale —their steady leadership will help shape the Alliance’s efforts to promote the critical role of pharmaceutical distributors, whose expertise ensures the safety and efficiency of the supply chain every day.”

Additionally, the Alliance announced the following appointments to the Board of Directors:

  • Fred Battah, CEO, HPC Rx;
  • Earl English, President, CuraScript SD;
  • Michael Holmes, CEO Principal Dynamics and CEO QCP, Quality Care Products LLC.

Further details on the HDA Board of Directors’ responsibilities and a full listing of its members are available on the Alliance website.


The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) represents primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Since 1876, HDA has helped members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently. The HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s nonprofit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.


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