POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy recently announced three personnel moves, including the promotion of John Galvan to vice president of operations.
In addition, the West Virginia-based drug chain promoted Drew Massey to director of pharmacy operations and hired Andy Becker as director of pharmacy administration.
Galvan, who had been director of operations, was promoted in part in recognition of his role in the rise in Fruth’s sales and profit over the past year, the company said last month. Fruth oversees front-end, marketing, purchasing and warehouse operations at the family-owned and -operated company, which has 30 drug stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Galvan also has oversight of construction and remodels at Fruth.
“It’s nice to be recognized for the hard work you put into a job that you enjoy,” said Galvan, who came to Fruth in 2011 from Walgreens.
Massey was promoted to his new role from the position of clinical services and pharmacy scheduler. Since joining the company in 2014 he has also worked with clinical services and Fruth’s intern program.
Massey assumes responsibility for the pharmacists and pharmacy support staff scheduling across the company. He also will assist in maintaining relationships with local pharmacy schools and serve as residency program director for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Accredited Fruth/U.C.S.O.P. Community Pharmacy Residency program, the company said.
“I have never been one to worry about my title and role. A company needs to know how to give you a position where your skills will allow you to grow and succeed,” Massey said.
Becker arrives at Fruth from Reasor’s LLC, a regional full-service grocery store chain with 20 units in northeastern Oklahoma. At Fruth, Becker will work with Massey in managing pharmacy operations. Becker was handed responsibility for pharmaceutical purchasing, inventory management, third-party reimbursement and insurance plans.