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Mastrian, Alstodt get industry's top honors
May 25th, 2009
PALM BEACH, Fla. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores recently announced the recipients of chain pharmacy’s highest honors at its Annual Meeting.
Jim Mastrian, past member of the NACDS board of directors, was bestowed the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the chain drug industry.
Mastrian began as a pharmacy intern at Peoples Drug Stores, and his career in the industry spanned 40 years, right through his tenure as chief operating officer of Rite Aid Corp.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1989 and renamed in 1996 in honor of industry icon Sheldon (Bud) Fantle.
Harvey Alstodt was presented with the Robert B. Begley Award. The honor recognizes an individual with the qualities of a generous spirit and long-time service to the chain drug industry.
Alstodt’s career spans over 40 years in the industry, including president of Coty Inc.’s Del Laboratories. He also has served on a number of boards and committees, including the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Begley Award was established in 1980 and was named in memory of former NACDS chairman Robert Begley.
“Jim and Harvey are great men whose leadership, service, commitment and dedication have well served our industry and the patients and consumers it serves,” said NACDS president and chief executive officer Steve Anderson. “We are truly honored to give these two hard-working and successful industry leaders the recognition they deserve.”