Navigation Links
H. D. Smith Reorganizes National Leadership for Continued Focus on Regional Customer Needs; Support Company Growth

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H. D. Smith, among the nation's largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, today announced a reorganization of its national operations to meet unique regional needs of its customers.  Regions will now be organized into West comprising divisions in California, Illinois, Kentucky and Texas, and East with divisions in Florida, New England, New York Metro.  The two regions will be overseen by veteran senior leaders Tom Twitty, Corporate Vice President, Drug Divisions West and Christian Herrington, Corporate Vice President, Drug Divisions East.  Both executives will report to Chris Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, H. D. Smith.

These changes also reflect the decision of H. D. Smith senior leader, Harvey Tanenbaum, Executive Vice President, to retire effective September 1, 2011.  The decision follows a successful 12-year career with H. D. Smith and more than 45 years pioneering customer service in the pharmacy industry.

"As H. D. Smith continues to grow, so too does our need for dedicated customer service oversight and operational excellence in every region we serve," said Chris Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer, H. D. Smith. "This reorganization enables continued growth and provides new services to our customers – while maintaining focused support for each customer individually.  Christian Herrington and Tom Twitty, having come from senior leadership positions within H. D. Smith and having held national positions during their careers, truly understand and are dedicated to this mission."

The company's reorganization coincides with another significant leadership transition as H. D. Smith New York Metro Division founder and industry pioneer, Harvey Tanenbaum, announces his retirement.  Tanenbaum has served multiple roles at H. D. Smith since 2000, including head of business development and strategic planning.  Prior to joining the company, he was a pharmacist, independent pharmacy chain owner and executive within the health products distribution sector.  Tanenbaum was recently honored by Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn College for his outstanding service as an alumnus.

"Harvey is a true pioneer in health-products distribution," said Dale Smith, Chairman and CEO, H. D. Smith.  "As a pharmacist who built up his own small chain in the New York metropolitan area, he went on to build our New York Metro Division for H. D. Smith from its inception.  Harvey leaves an indelible mark on H. D. Smith culture – one that our leadership and associates embrace:  that we must all remember to be customer-facing, first and foremost.  This is a wonderful legacy for our company, and the industry as a whole.  As Harvey looks toward retirement, we look forward to maintaining his commitment to the pharmacy community."

About H. D. Smith

Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H. D. Smith is among the largest national full-line, full-service wholesalers providing a complete line of pharmaceuticals, OTCs, HBAs, home healthcare products, durable medical equipment, seasonal merchandise and a wide array of marketing programs to retail pharmacies, regional chains and health systems. The company has distribution facilities in California, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas that service major markets throughout the United States.  Additional information about H. D. Smith can be found at

Allison Worrell
H. D. Smith
Marketing Communications Manager

Mark Marmur
Makovsky + Company, Inc.
Assistant Vice President

SOURCE H. D. Smith
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. GlaxoSmithKline CEO and CFO Interviewed on Q2 2011 Results
2. PK Study Comparing Upsher-Smiths Extended-Release Topiramate Formulation (USL255) With Topamax® Published Online In Epilepsia
3. Upsher-Smith Laboratories Begins Phase III Study of Intranasal Midazolam for Rescue Treatment of Seizure Clusters in Epilepsy Patients
4. H. D. Smith Voices Support for the Fairness in Medicare Bidding Act
5. GlaxoSmithKline Receives FDA Approval for BOOSTRIX® to Help Prevent Whooping Cough in Adults 65 Years and Older
6. H. D. Smith Appoints Mark de Bruin Corporate Vice President Managed Care
7. GlaxoSmithKline Implements Next Phase of New Incentive Compensation Program for U.S. Sales Representatives
8. Smith & Nephew Inc. Acquires Privately-Held TENET Medical Engineering, Inc.; Premier Provider of Surgical Patient Positioning Equipment
9. Smith & Nephew Endoscopy Awarded $85 Million in Patent Infringement Case Against Arthrex, Inc.
10. Upsher-Smith Receives Prestigious DIANA Award for Third Year in a Row
11. Smith & Nephew Signs Distribution Agreement for Unique Injectable Bone Void Filler With Graftys
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... Nueva York , 24 de noviembre de ... del Avery Breathing Pacemaker System, se complace anunciar ... Ph.D. como consultor clínico. ... Foto -   ... Jonzon es un fisiólogo y consultor en neonatología ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 --> --> ... Market by Product Type (Bone Graft, Bine Graft Substitute, Platelet ... Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), End User, and Geography - Global ... valued at $1.90 Billion in 2014 and is expected to ... during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... FRAMINGHAM, Mass. , Nov. 24, 2015   ... leading innovator of less-invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that ... announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Doug ... Jaffray 27 th Annual Healthcare Conference on December ... being held December 1-2 in New York ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 25, 2015, officials ... the Narconon network, announced the release of a new cutting edge recovery program that ... has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose to free addicts ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Smiles by ... TMJ Disorder, Bruxism, and moderate facial wrinkling. While many patients are aware of the ... the great success Botox® delivers to those suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... In an ongoing Clinical Study conducted ... in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the efficacy of its product and its ... units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through October 2015 at a 360-bed, acute-care, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... In honor of Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness ... groups responsible for advancing care for pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and helping to ... will receive special recognition throughout 2016 as part of PHA’s 25th anniversary celebrations. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Many ... — fatigue, fuzzy-headedness, weight gain, cold hands, and dry skin. But many people who ... their diet and exercise regimen instead of their thyroid, especially if they don’t have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):