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Mauch and Gielen Reelected to Lead HDA Board of Directors

September 27, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) today announced that Robert Mauch, PharmD, PhD, Group President of AmerisourceBergen, was elected to a second term as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors. Chad Gielen, President/CEO of Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co., Inc. will again serve as Vice Chairman.

“HDA members are essential to healthcare delivery, and they have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure crucial medications, supplies and equipment have efficiently, reliably and securely reached their destinations every day,” said Bob Mauch. “It’s an honor to continue serving as the HDA Board Chairman, and I look forward to working with Chip, Chad and members as we navigate challenges and new opportunities to drive value for manufacturers, providers, patients and the healthcare system overall.”

“I am proud to continue to serve as Vice Chairman during a pivotal time for this industry and the association,” said Chad Gielen. “As a small, regional wholesaler, HDA is an important resource for my organization, and I look forward to continuing to shape this association to the benefit of our supply chain colleagues, public-sector partners and those in the broader healthcare industry.”

“I look forward to collaborating with Bob, Chad and the full Board of Directors as we continue the important work of advancing HDA’s strategic imperatives,” said Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr., President and CEO, HDA, “Healthcare stakeholders face numerous challenges — including the COVID-19 response, healthcare affordability and more. Working together, we will reinforce the unique role and value of HDA-member distributors, whose logistics expertise helps to save our nation’s healthcare ecosystem billions of dollars annually.”

A full listing of the HDA Board of Directors is available here.


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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