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HDA Announces Drew and Mauch to Lead Board of Directors

October 2, 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) announces today the election of Greg Drew, President of Value Drug Company, as Chairman of HDA’s Board of Directors. Robert Mauch, PhD, PharmD, EVP and Group President at AmerisourceBergen Corporation, was elected Vice Chairman. The new leadership was announced at the HDA Annual Board and Membership Meeting.

Mr. Drew, who recently served as Vice Chairman, assumes the chairmanship from Jon Giacomin, Chief Executive Officer, Medical Segment, Cardinal Health. Mr. Giacomin is leaving the Board following two years as Chairman. 

“As the Board of Directors continues the critical work of promoting the savings, efficiencies and safety that distributors provide to the healthcare industry, it is my pleasure to welcome Greg and Bob into their new roles, while thanking Jon for his service to HDA,” said John M. Gray, President and CEO, HDA.

HDA also announced the following appointments to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors:

Executive Committee

  • Chad Gielen, President/CEO, Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc.

Board of Directors

  • Michael Broome, Chief Executive Officer, Mutual Wholesale Drug Company
  • Saul Factor, RPh, President, Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation
  • Juan Carlos Hernandez, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Drogueria Betances, LLC
  • Nishit Mehta, CEO, HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Jacob Paskes, Member, CEO, BluPax Pharmaceuticals, LLC

Additional information on the HDA Board of Directors and a full membership listing is 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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