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AmerisourceBergen promotes Collis to COO
November 12th, 2010
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – Steven Collis has been appointed president and chief operating officer at AmerisourceBergen Corp.
The pharmaceutical and health care products distributor said Friday that its board elected the 49-year-old Collis to the post, effective immediately. He continues to report directly to chief executive officer R. David Yost, who previously held the title of president.
Before the promotion, Collis served as executive vice president at AmerisourceBergen and president of its largest subsidiary, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. (ABDC), and prior to that was executive vice president at AmerisourceBergen and president of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group (ABSG).
In his new position, Collis is responsible for all AmerisourceBergen business units, including ABDC, ABSG, AmerisourceBergen Consulting Services (ABCS) and AmerisourceBergen Packaging Group (ABPG).
ABSG and ABCS previously reported to Yost, and ABPG previously reported to Michael DiCandilo, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
"In his 16 years with AmerisourceBergen, Steve led both ABDC and ABSG to outstanding performance," Yost said in a statement. "He grew ABSG from a startup into a successful $16 billion business and last fiscal year led ABDC to stellar performance in a difficult economic environment. In his new role, Steve will now have the ability to further grow our business, drawing on the strengths of each unit to deliver compelling offerings to all of our stakeholders, and to drive even greater efficiency."
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