POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Fruth Pharmacy announced Andrew “Andy” Becker has been promoted to vice president of Pharmacy for Fruth Pharmacy. Becker has been with Fruth Pharmacy for almost 4 years.
In addition to his previous duties, Becker’s promotion will include all aspects of the practice of pharmacy at Fruth, including management of the IT department, Point of Sale, 340B program, strategic planning, and data analytics.
“Andy will be working more closely with Drew Massey, director of pharmacy operations, to help drive several initiatives this year,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy explained in regards to Becker’s new role at Fruth, “He will focus on Medication Synchronization and implementing a compliance packaging option for patients with multiple medications.”
Becker’s skill set has benefited Fruth Pharmacy in several ways. He is a pharmacist with expertise on data analysis. He has completed extensive analysis around Medicaid reimbursement, purchasing opportunities, and 340B contracts.
Becker has additionally impacted Fruth Pharmacy with data driven decisions and working with the leadership team on a differentiation strategy that supports Fruth’s customer needs that will secure Fruth Pharmacy additional Rx volume.
“I am looking forward to being integral to our strategies of growing the company and addressing the complex pharmacy issues facing the industry today,” Becker commented on his promotion, “Fruth Pharmacy continues to be a nimble organization and implements changes quickly. This allows Fruth to navigate the current complex retail pharmacy environment, adapt our operations and strategize for the future landscape,” Becker concluded.
“Andy’s ability to perform data analysis in many areas have helped Fruth remain competitive. He has extensive knowledge around the pharmacy industry and the issues that pharmacies are facing. Andy is a great team player,” Fruth completed about why she chose Becker for the promotion.
“I would like to thank my wife and son for their support and the Fruth employees for their commitment and hard work,” Becker stated.
Becker currently lives in Hurricane, WV with his wife Brandi and their son Kyle.
Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952 and has grown to 30 locations.