Martin Otto

New NACDS board members, officers assume roles

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Alex Gourlay, executive vice president of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and president of Walgreens, was elected vice chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores at its Annual Meeting. Mark Panzer, senior VP of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons, was elected treasurer. Gourlay and Panzer will serve a one-year

Bayer’s Hayes wins Begley award

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former president of Bayer Consumer Health Tim Hayes received the Robert B. Begley Award at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting that was held here last month. The award is the highest honor within the chain pharmacy ­industry. Throughout his career, Hayes has held positions of increasing responsibility

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

Final day highlights: 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores wrapped up the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting yesterday with H-E-B’s Martin Otto giving his first remarks as the new NACDS chairman. Speaking during the morning Business Program on Tuesday, Otto reinforced key NACDS priorities, including creating a “retailer-supplier marketplace,” advocating on behalf of the retail pharmacy industry, and

Bayer’s Hayes honored with NACDS Begley Award

Bayer’s Hayes honored with NACDS Begley Award

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores presented Tim Hayes, former president of Bayer Consumer Health, with the Robert B. Begley Award at the 2016 NACDS Annual Meeting. Hayes received the award Tuesday evening before colleagues, friends and family at the Annual Meeting dinner and awards ceremony. In his nearly 25

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

Gavel is passed at NACDS Annual Meeting

At the 2016 Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., the National Association of Chain Drug Stores officially passed the chairman’s gavel to Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B. Serving for the 2016-17 term, Martin takes over the NACDS chairman’s post from Randy Edeker, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee. On

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

Sabato gives take on election at Annual Meeting

The day before the presidential primaries, highlights at the NACDS Annual Meeting included predictions by election analyst Larry Sabato, founder of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Speaking at the NACDS Chain Member and PAC Breakfast, Sabato told attendees the election likely will come down to a few states. Still, at this time, it’s

Otto sees a bigger role for pharmacy

Otto sees a bigger role for pharmacy

SAN ANTONIO — Martin Otto, the incoming chairman of the National Association for Chain Drug Stores, symbolizes the changes that have occurred both in the organization and in the chain pharmacy industry. As both chief merchant and chief financial officer for San Antonio-based H-E-B, Otto is the fourth supermarket executive to fill the chairman’s role

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores elected a new chairman this weekend at the NACDS Annual Meeting here. Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer at food and drug retailer H-E-B, will serve as the new NACDS chairman of the board of directors, succeeding Randy Edeker, chairman, chief executive

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — At its Annual Meeting this weekend, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) elected new officers, four new Executive Committee members and five new board members for the 2015-16 term. Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc. has been elected as the new NACDS chairman, taking