H. D. Smith names new EVP for specialty arm Smith Medical Partners

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday announced the appointment of Tim Booth to EVP, Smith Medical Partners. Smith Medical Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith focused on specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services, and is part of the newly formed H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions group.

"Smith Medical Partners, as part of H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions, is committed to providing customers with a true end-to-end service value chain – enabling healthcare providers to deliver lifesaving medicines and supplies to patients with specialized needs," stated Joe Conda, president, H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions. "Tim's knowledge and senior-level industry relationships will help us continue the transformation of H. D. Smith from a strictly wholesale distribution company to a services- and solutions-based company that supports the independent community pharmacies, local institutions and specialized care centers that make up the backbone of the U.S. health system."

"Tim's appointment to executive vice president of Smith Medical Partners is a clear reflection of our commitment to align H. D. Smith talent to best meet customer and partner needs," added Dale Smith, chairman and CEO H. D. Smith. "He is a powerful leader whose strong background in operations, strategic planning, regulatory and compliance will serve Smith Medical Partners and its customers well, as we continue the expansion of our Specialty Solutions operation."

In his new role, Booth will oversee Smith Medical Partners' operations, sales and company management and be responsible for achieving specific goals for the organization.

Booth most recently served as corporate VP of H. D. Smith's Home Healthcare operations. He joined H. D. Smith in 2012 as corporate VP Home Healthcare where he was credited with improving the company's home healthcare profit through vendor and customer relationships, sales leadership and distribution center coordination.

Prior to joining H. D. Smith, Booth was president of RxPak, a division of The McKesson Corporation, specializing in the financial and operational responsibilities of its pharmaceutical packaging division. His experience also includes serving as president/CEO of PrePak Holdings, a private equity-owned pharmaceutical packaging contract manufacturing and packaging company. 

Booth holds a master's of business administration degree, with a concentration in international business and finance, from Cleveland State University. He also holds a bachelor's degree of business administration, with a finance emphasis from the same institution.