NOVI, Mich.— Chain Drug Marketing Association, Inc., the distributor of the profitable Quality Choice private label program, announced that John Galvan has been elected chairman of the board. Galvan succeeds Nancy Wharmby who served as chair since 2018. Along with CDMA president Michael Boivin, Wharmby helped lead CDMA to record setting years in growth and
NOVI, Mich. — Chain Drug Marketing Association announced that Nancy Wharmby has been elected chairperson. Wharmby of Bolivar, Ohio has served on the CDMA board of directors since 2012 and is now the first woman in the history of this 92 year old association to hold the Chairmanship. Wharmby is the executive vice president of Medicine
Novi, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) announced that Michael Boivin has been hired as the new chief financial officer. Boivin has also accepted the invitation to sit on the CDMA board of directors as treasurer. Boivin has more than 20 years of diversified financial, operational and strategic experience from start-ups to multi-million
NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s (CDMA) board of directors announced today that John Devine is stepping down from his position as president to pursue other opportunities. Devine has served CDMA in a number of roles since he began in 2012, starting with vice president of store brands. In 2017, he became president
Chain Drug Review held a reception in Manhattan earlier this month to honor recipients of the publication’s Retailer of the Year awards. CVS Health president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo named Health Care Executive of the Year, and Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations Richard Ashworth was named as Operations Executive of the Year.
NOVI, Mich. — After 26 years as an integral part of the Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) and a lifetime in the chain drug industry, Jim Devine is hanging up his cleats, though he won’t be completely out of the game. Devine stepped down January 1 as CDMA president, but he plans to remain with
LAS VEGAS — The Chain Drug Marketing Association’s 90th annual Trade Expo was hailed by participants as one of the organization’s best. “CDMA continues to hit it out of the park,” said Lanny Doud, executive director of QualityCare Pharmacies. Between the quality suppliers, social networking and entertainment that included a 1920s-themed gala, the show “couldn’t
This year, Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) marks its 90th anniversary. To translate, the organization was begun in 1926. The date was three years prior to the Great Depression and 13 years before the outbreak of World War II. Flying was a sometime thing, and air travel, when it was deemed an efficient and safe
NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association (CDMA) has not just withstood the consolidation of the chain drug industry. It has grown in spite of it. CDMA has broadened its membership with grocery stores and wholesalers, as well as convenience store chains, notes president Jim Devine. “We’re going beyond the drug channel,” he says.