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H.D. Smith appoints CFO
March 14th, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – H.D. Smith has made Bill Williams its permanent chief financial officer after he recently served in the post on an interim basis.
The pharmaceutical distributor said Wednesday that as CFO Williams joins the executive committee and reports to chairman and chief executive officer Dale Smith.
"Bill has brought perspective to this pharmaceutical wholesale enterprise that elevates our customer excellence and accelerates our growth plan," Smith said in a statement. "Best practices shared from many Fortune 500 companies are quickly becoming part of our working culture, and Bill's ideas and abilities are making a significant impact."
Williams came to H.D. Smith from Tatum LLC, a national firm specializing in interim executive staffing. In this capacity, he served as a partner in Tatum's Chicago office. During his career, he has served in financial oversight roles at such Fortune 500 companies as Kraft Foods, Allied Signal and Martin Brower Co. (the largest McDonald's Corp. distributor in the Americas), according to H.D. Smith.
In addition, Williams has held executive positions such as senior vice president, CFO, chief operating officer and management consultant in chemicals, distribution, automotive, consumer products and technology companies.
"H.D. Smith is at the heart of supporting our nation's health and wellness through an extensive partnership with community and institutional pharmacy," Williams commented. "What sets this company apart is an appreciation that exceptional service and strong operations must be matched by an equally exceptional commitment to listening to the customer and meeting their needs."