Kirby Lester names Dave Johnson as new COO

LAKE FOREST, Ill. Kirby Lester has appointed a new COO, the pharmacy automation provider announced.

Dave Johnson will direct the company’s daily operation in his new position, having previously served as VP business development. Johnson has worked in the healthcare field for 25 years, including seven years with AmerisourceBergen division AutoMed Technologies and positions at Baxter Healthcare and Major Pharmaceuticals.

“As we transition Kirby Lester from a company that manufactured and sold ‘plug-and-play’ automation products to today’s Kirby Lester where we are offering fully interfaced, system-critical products, the coordination of the operational details for superior new product rollouts and outstanding customer support and service is critically important,” Kirby Lester president and CEO Garry Zage stated. “With Dave’s leadership and experience, I am completely confident that Kirby Lester will continue to succeed in providing innovative technologies and responsive customer support to the pharmacy marketplace.”