SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec — Alain Arel has been named president of Uniprix and Proxim, both of which are owned by McKesson Canada. The acquisition of 330-store Uniprix by McKesson Canada was completed this month. Proxim, with over 2,000 pharmacies, including more than 275 in Quebec, represents the largest network of independent pharmacist-owners in Canada. Arel will
ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Corp., through its McKesson Canada subsidiary, has finalized its acquisition of Quebec drug chain Uniprix. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Also on Wednesday, McKesson Canada appointed Proxim president Alain Arel as president of Uniprix and Proxim, effective immediately. Philippe Duval, president and CEO of Uniprix, will continue in
ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Canada has reached an agreement to buy Quebec drug chain Uniprix. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The companies said Wednesday that, under the agreement, McKesson Canada would acquire all outstanding shares of Uniprix, pending approval by shareholders and the Competition Bureau of Canada, as well as other closing conditions.
SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO — McKesson Corp. has closed its $2.1 billion (U.S.) acquisition of Canadian drug chain Rexall Health and hired Domenic Pilla as chief executive officer of McKesson Canada. McKesson said late Wednesday that Pilla is slated to take the reins as McKesson Canada CEO on Jan. 3. In the role, he will
MONTREAL — Sixteen-year company veteran Paula Keays has been promoted to president of McKesson Canada. Keays had been senior vice president of pharmaceutical distribution and operations. She fills the vacancy that was created by the late-summer departure of Alain Champagne, who joined sales training and development firm Optimé International as a partner and chief executive
ST. LAURENT, Quebec — McKesson Canada has promoted pharmaceutical distribution chief Paula Keays to president. Keays, senior vice president of pharmaceutical distribution and operations, takes the reins as president effective immediately, McKesson Canada said Monday. She fills the vacancy created by the late summer departure of Alain Champagne, who joined sales training and development firm Optimé