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Operations restructured at AmerisourceBergen

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VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. has reorganized its operating model and leadership team to meet customer needs in what the company says will be “a more seamless and unified way.”

The pharmaceutical distributor said that its customer-facing offerings will now be aligned under two groups: Pharmaceutical Distribution and Strategic Global Sourcing, and Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health. The company also has formed a new management committee designed to foster “quicker, cross-functional decision making.”

Robert Mauch, AmerisourceBergen’s executive vice president and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., will lead Pharmaceutical Distribution and Strategic Global Sourcing as group president. The business unit includes services to retail chain and independent pharmacies, health systems, physician practices, and alternate care sites, along with the company’s sourcing, repackaging and specialty pharmacy capabilities.

As part of the group, Peyton Howell will take on a new role as president of health systems, physician practices and strategic health solutions. She previously served as AmerisourceBergen’s executive vice president and president of global sourcing and manufacturer relations.

To run the Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health unit, AmerisourceBergen has appointed James Cleary as group president. Most recently, Cleary was AmerisourceBergen’s executive vice president and president of MWI Veterinary Supply. The newly formed group comprises AmerisourceBergen’s solutions for product commercialization and patient access, as well as international development and animal health.

For financial reporting, AmerisourceBergen’s operations will continue under the Pharmaceutical Distribution Services reportable segment and “other,” the company said.

“AmerisourceBergen has assembled and built best-in-class capabilities to support every stage of pharmaceutical care, with the goal of ensuring access to medicines that create healthier futures for patients,” chairman, president and chief executive officer Steve Collis said in a statement.

Besides Collis, Mauch and Cleary, the new management committee of senior executives includes chief financial officer Tim Guttman, chief legal and business officer John Chou, and chief communications and administration officer Gina Clark.

In announcing the new committee, AmerisourceBergen said Chou will now have responsibility for legal and regulatory affairs, along with strategy, innovation and business development, led by executive vice president of strategy and business development Sun Park, as well as information technology, led by executive vice president and chief information officer Dale Danilewitz.

Also, Clark will now have responsibility for marketing and communication and corporate citizenship and sustainability plus human resources, led by executive vice president and chief human resources officer Kathy Gaddes, and government affairs, led by senior vice president of government affairs and public policy Rita Norton.


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