AmeriSource Appoints George P. Bray Vice President Sales and Marketing - Health Systems Group
VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2000--AmeriSource Health Corp. (NYSE:AAS), one of the nation's leading pharmaceutical distributors, today announced that George P. Bray has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Health Systems Group. He will be responsible for all sales and marketing to hospitals and other acute-care health systems working closely with the regional sales force and national accounts sales team. Bray has more than 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical distribution and most recently served as Vice President, General Manager of AmeriSource's Birmingham, Alabama, distribution center.
"George is a very capable leader and strong member of the AmeriSource management team," said Thomas P. Connolly, Corporate Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "His extensive knowledge of the industry and in-depth sales and operational experience have prepared him for this exciting new role. The Health Systems market is our largest sales and marketing arena, and with George's leadership, we expect it to continue its strong growth."
While heading the Birmingham distribution center, Bray supervised the consolidation of the Chattanooga operation into the Birmingham distribution center and led significant increases in productivity. Previously, he served as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing for AmeriSource's Paducah distribution center and has managed numerous consulting engagements in the pharmaceutical, distribution, and information technology industries.
In addition, Bray served as Vice President Sales & Marketing and Division President of D&K Wholesale Drug, Inc., a pharmaceutical distribution company located in St. Louis, MO. He also spent 16 years at L.S. Dubois Son & CO., which was acquired by AmeriSource, where he acted in a variety of capacities, including Vice President of Sales and General Manager.
Bray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana.
AmeriSource Health Corporation, with more than $10 billion in operating revenue, is a leading distributor of pharmaceutical and related healthcare services and the industry's largest provider of pharmaceuticals to the acute care/health systems market. Headquartered in Valley Forge, PA, the company serves its base of 21,000 customer accounts through a national network of 24 strategically located distribution facilities. For news and additional information about the company, visit its web site at www.amerisource.com.
Certain information contained in this press release includes forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act) that reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Certain factors such as competitive pressures, success of restructuring initiatives, continued industry consolidation, changes in customer mix, changes in pharmaceutical manufacturers' pricing and distribution policy, the loss of one or more key customer or supplier relationships and other matters contained in the Company's Form 10-K for fiscal year 1999 and other public documents could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update the matters discussed in this press release.
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