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September 1, 2011

SymphonyIRI Group has appointed Rob Holston as its EVP of the company's Symphony Analytics North America division.

CHICAGO — SymphonyIRI Group has appointed Rob Holston as its EVP of the company's Symphony Analytics North America division.

Holston, who joined SymphonyIRI in 2009, will continue reporting to SymphonyIRI president and CEO John Freeland. Prior to joining SymphonyIRI, Holston was practice leader for shopper marketing at Deloitte Consulting.

August 30, 2011

Jonathon Singer has been appointed CFO of Sagent Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Jonathon Singer has been appointed CFO of Sagent Pharmaceuticals, the generic drug maker said.

Singer joins Sagent from Landauer, a leader in radiation sciences and services, where he served as SVP finance and CFO. Meanwhile, Sagent's current CFO, Ron Pauli, will be transitioned into a newly created role of chief business officer, where he will be responsible for product launch execution, product pipeline management and business development.

August 25, 2011

H. D. Smith on Thursday named Ed Bissler corporate VP sales.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Thursday named Ed Bissler corporate VP sales. Bissler comes to H. D. Smith from McKesson, where he most recently directed the strategic sales and service functions for many of that company’s national accounts.

In his new role at H. D. Smith, Bissler will be responsible for overseeing the company’s overall sales function and implementing the strategic direction of the sales team as H. D. Smith targets new growth sectors.

August 24, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. Celine Dion Signature will be available in September at mass merchandisers and drug outlets in the United States and Europe.


August 22, 2011

Estée Lauder — whose brands include M•A•C, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Flirt! and GoodSkin Labs — has announced the retirement of Richard Kunes, EVP and CFO, on or about June 30, 2013.

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder — whose brands include M•A•C, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Flirt! and GoodSkin Labs — has announced the retirement of Richard Kunes, EVP and CFO, on or about June 30, 2013.

Kunes intends to continue to serve as CFO until June 30, 2012, or an earlier time as his successor begins to serve as CFO. Thereafter, he will continue his relationship with the company as EVP and senior adviser to the CEO, and work on special projects through June 30, 2013.

August 22, 2011

H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

August 17, 2011

Privately owned Albertsons LLC, which operates more than 200 pharmacies across six states, has named Stewart Edington VP pharmacy operations.

BOISE — Privately owned Albertsons LLC, which operates more than 200 pharmacies across six states, has named Stewart Edington VP pharmacy operations.

Edington has been with Albertsons stores since 2003, when he was hired as a pharmacy manager and worked in the company’s Phoenix stores. In 2006, Edington joined Albertsons LLC as the division pharmacy manager for the company's Florida stores, a position he has held for the last five years.

August 17, 2011

Hospira has appointed Abbott executive William Dempsey to its board.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira has appointed Abbott executive William Dempsey to its board.

Dempsey, who spent more than two decades at Abbott, most recently as EVP global pharmaceuticals for the drug maker.

The addition of Dempsey expands Hospira's board to 11 directors, nine of whom are independent.

August 16, 2011

Data and data management services provider Health Market Science has appointed Mark Cieplik as SVP life sciences sales, the company said.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Data and data management services provider Health Market Science has appointed Mark Cieplik as SVP life sciences sales, the company said.

In his new position, Cieplik will be responsible for revenue growth and client satisfaction in HMS' largest business segment.

Prior to working for HMS, Cieplik worked in sales, marketing and operations leadership positions for nine years at Dendrite, now Cegedim.

August 16, 2011

Sears Holdings announced Tuesday that Robert Schriesheim will join the company as EVP and CFO.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings announced Tuesday that Robert Schriesheim will join the company as EVP and CFO. Schriesheim, who starts with the company immediately as EVP, will assume his responsibilities as CFO, effective Aug. 22.

Schriesheim, 51, most recently was CFO for Hewitt Associates, leading the company's global financial and administrative roles until its merger with Aon.

August 15, 2011

Senior leadership within Walmart’s merchandising organization continues to undergo a transformation as the retailer’s chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton on Friday announced another round of personnel moves.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Senior leadership within Walmart’s merchandising organization continues to undergo a transformation as the retailer’s chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton on Friday announced another round of personnel moves.

August 15, 2011

The Little Clinic, which operates clinics inside select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, opened on Aug. 5 its first location inside a Kroger store in the Atlanta area and expects to open a second Atlanta-area clinic this year as well.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.— The Little Clinic, which operates clinics inside select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s Food Stores, opened on Aug. 5 its first location inside a Kroger store in the Atlanta area and expects to open a second Atlanta-area clinic this year as well.

The new Marietta, Ga., clinic showcases a new design with a semi-private waiting area, two exam rooms and an electronic kiosk for patient sign-in. A second Atlanta-area clinic will open in Cartersville this year, the clinic operator announced.

August 11, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

August 10, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute has appointed Terry Levee to serve as director of food safety programs.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute has appointed Terry Levee to serve as director of food safety programs.

In his new role, Levee will be responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities geared toward helping retail and wholesale food companies meet critical food safety needs, FMI said. Levee will report to VP food safety programs Hilary Thesmar.

Prior to joining FMI, Levee worked at Giant Food/Ahold USA and Winn-Dixie.

August 9, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday named John Graham chief marketing officer for Consumer Healthcare, North America.

PITTSBURGH — GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare on Monday named John Graham chief marketing officer for Consumer Healthcare, North America.

August 8, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated retail pharmacy network, has appointed Ken Keelor as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. Keelor will oversee all merchandising and marketing functions for the Rexall family of pharmacies.

TORONTO — Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated retail pharmacy network, has appointed Ken Keelor as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. Keelor will oversee all merchandising and marketing functions for the Rexall family of pharmacies.

Keelor joins the organization from Sobey’s, a national multibanner grocery chain, where he held a number of executive positions during his 10 years with the company, most recently VP private-label procurement and global sourcing.

August 8, 2011

Kinney Drugs, which operates 91 stores in central and northern New York and Vermont, has announced the recent promotion of 30-year company veteran Owen Halloran to SVP pharmacy procurement.

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs, which operates 91 stores in central and northern New York and Vermont, has announced the recent promotion of 30-year company veteran Owen Halloran to SVP pharmacy procurement.

August 8, 2011

Rite Aid has appointed Susan Henderson as SVP and chief communications officer to replace Karen Rugen, who retired last month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has appointed Susan Henderson as SVP and chief communications officer to replace Karen Rugen, who retired last month, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Henderson will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications, including media relations, financial communications, issues management, associate and supplier communications and the company's charity initiatives, reporting to president and CEO John Standley.

August 2, 2011

In line with its new position as a stand-alone corporation, the former U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss drug maker has appointed a new leader.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — In line with its new position as a stand-alone corporation, the former U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss drug maker has appointed a new leader.

Nycomed US announced that Brian Markison, former chairman and CEO of King Pharmaceuticals, will lead the company as president, CEO and a member of the board. The company also appointed Jeff Bailey as COO and John Golubieski as CFO. Both Bailey and Golubieski also held executive roles at King.

August 2, 2011

The VP distribution operations for Omnicare's RxCrossroads business has stepped into a new role, Omnicare announced Tuesday.

COVINGTON, Ky. — The VP distribution operations for Omnicare's RxCrossroads business has stepped into a new role, Omnicare announced Tuesday.

Dan Thomas was appointed to the role of SVP and general manager for RxCrossroads, an Omnicare division that provides specialized solutions specifically tailored to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Thomas, who has worked in the unit for 27 years, will have full operational responsibility in his new role and report to Nitin Sahney, EVP and president of Omnicare’s Specialty Care Group.

July 28, 2011

The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

PARIS — The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

Greg Irace will become SVP global services, leading the global information systems function and will be responsible for shared support functions across all Sanofi businesses in North America. He also will play a key role in the development of a global strategy for shared services. Irace will report to Jérôme Contamine, Sanofi EVP and CFO.

July 27, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Heather Garlich as the association’s director of media and public relations.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Heather Garlich as the association’s director of media and public relations. She will be responsible for managing communications outreach and information activities related to FMI’s strategic goals, including government relations, food safety, conferences and events, and industry relations.

July 27, 2011

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced that amid the retirement of one of its executives, the company has reorganized its national operations to meet the regional needs of its customers.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced that amid the retirement of one of its executives, the company has reorganized its national operations to meet the regional needs of its customers.

July 27, 2011

Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons has been appointed to Magellan Health Services’ board of directors, Magellan said.

AVON, Conn. — Rite Aid chairman Mary Sammons has been appointed to Magellan Health Services’ board of directors, Magellan said.

The addition of Sammons increases the number of members on Magellan’s board to nine. Sammons began at Rite Aid as president and COO in 1999, becoming CEO in 2003 and chairman in 2007. The current president and CEO is John Standley.

July 26, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

Giordano, 57, has been president of the company's Quality Food Centers division, based in Seattle, since 2002. She succeeds Mike Donnelly, who was recently promoted to SVP merchandising for Kroger.