HDA Announces Chad Gielen and Kirk Kaminsky To Lead Board of Directors

September 15, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) today announced the election of Chad Gielen, President/CEO of Louisiana Wholesale Drug Co. Inc., as Chairman of the HDA Board of Directors. Kirk Kaminsky, President, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, will serve as Vice Chairman.

Gielen assumes board leadership from Robert Mauch, EVP and Group President of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, after serving as HDA Vice Chairman for two years. Mauch will continue his service to HDA as a member of the HDA Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

“Throughout the years, HDA has been a valuable resource to me and my company as we navigate the latest legislative and industry changes,” said Gielen. “It is a true privilege to help build the future of the association for our members as Chairman, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves to support the important work of HDA and our industry in Washington, D.C., and across the country.”

“I am pleased to serve alongside Chad during such a pivotal time for the healthcare distribution sector,” said Kaminsky. “I look forward to lending my voice and perspective, while representing McKesson’s more than 187 years of distribution expertise, to help advance HDA’s mission.”

“It has been my pleasure to work with Bob during his tenure as Chairman, and I look forward to advancing HDA’s strategic imperatives in collaboration with Chad and Kirk,” said HDA President and CEO Chester “Chip” Davis, Jr. “Working with the HDA Board of Directors, we will continue to communicate the value of healthcare distribution to key stakeholders, while positioning HDA as the premier voice for safe, efficient and reliable healthcare distribution.”

About HDA

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.