ST-LAURENT, QC, June 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada today
announced the appointment of its new President, Alain Champagne. Alain
Champagne was previously McKesson Canada's Senior Vice President,
Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations since joining the company in
2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales and marketing
activities of distribution solutions and services. Under his
leadership, McKesson Canada has made significant strides in pushing
forward the automation of its distribution network while increasing
"Alain brings a deep knowledge of McKesson Canada's business and
customers to his new role and will focus on continuing to bring value
and growth opportunities to all the company's partners," said Paul
Julian, McKesson Corporation's Executive Vice President and Group
Mr. Champagne replaces Nick Loporcaro who has been appointed as
President for McKesson Specialty Health, one of McKesson Corporation's
key growing businesses.
Mr. Champagne said "I am delighted to take on this new role and continue
the work initiated with Nick Loporcaro to position McKesson Canada for
future growth. Our portfolio of businesses allows us to solve the
significant health care challenges we face as a country. We are
committed to bringing added-value services and solutions to all our
customers and partners with the ultimate goal of improving patient
access to care and outcomes.
In addition, Paula Keays, McKesson Canada's current CFO will become
Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations,
replacing Alain Champagne. Since joining McKesson Canada in 2000, Ms.
Keays has been in charge of McKesson Canada's overall financial plans
and policies, along with overseeing all Six Sigma operations. Her track
record includes solid financial management and reporting skills, strong
relationships building with all stakeholders, and a laser focus
approach on creating added value programs and services both internally
and externally. She brings an outstanding understanding of the
company's industry and business to her new role.
All these appointments become effective on July 16, 2014.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and to developing information
technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients
with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, drug
manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling
them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single
day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to
making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with
payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical
companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier
organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.
McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and
clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and
medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology,
and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.
SOURCE: MCKESSON CANADA
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