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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Hires Vice President of Operations
Date:7/12/2010

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that Robert Fleckenstein has joined the Company's executive team. Mr. Fleckenstein will serve as the Company's Vice President of Operations overseeing the day-to-day operations of Diplomat's National Distribution Center, Patient Service Operations, Call Center, Oncology Department and other patient facing services at Diplomat's Corporate headquarters. Because of Fleckenstein's prior work experience in management and pharmacy operations, he will be actively involved in the layout and development of Diplomat's new corporate headquarters, employee training, compliance and other executive management functions. Mr. Fleckenstein will report to Jeff Rowe, Sr. Vice President of Operations.

"We have complete confidence in Bob and feel very fortunate to have him join us," said Mr. Rowe. "His experience with National Operations and Patient Services is very important. As Diplomat grows nationally we will continue to do what we do best; provide the very best high touch care for patients who require high tech medications."

"It is a very exciting time for Diplomat Pharmacy and I am very pleased to be part of the team," said Mr. Fleckenstein. "As the individual responsible for operations at the new Great Lakes Biotech Center, I plan to develop the training modules and management tools that allow us to continue to grow efficiently and effectively without losing sight of the patient care model, and the culture, that has allowed us to reach this point."

Prior to joining Diplomat, Mr. Fleckenstein served as Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Allion Healthcare Inc; Regional Manager, Oncology Pharmaceutical Services at US Oncology; Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at CVS ProCare Mail Service; Director of Pharmacy and Customer Service at Stadtlander Drug Company.

Mr. Fleckenstein holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American Society of Hospital Personnel (ASHPA), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and Sigma Chi Fraternity.

"Bob's background and wide-range of skills are a true asset to Diplomat, said Phil Hagerman, President and CEO of Diplomat. "He will ensure that our growing company continues to achieve our goals in operational excellence."

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, is the nation's largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's, Hemophilia, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company also specializes in disease management programs for chronic kidney disease patients. With locations in Flint, Swartz Creek and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; and Los Angeles. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier…Longer™ at www.diplomatpharmacy.com

Contact: Dan Roelofs  (616) 808-3232


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