McKesson Canada appoints Richard Brennan as new Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Management Services

MONTREAL, March 11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - McKesson Canada is pleased to announce the nomination of Richard Brennan to the position of Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Management Services, effective today. In this role, Richard Brennan will be responsible for leading McKesson Canada's growing pharmacy banner business that include Guardian, I.D.A., The Medicine Shoppe Canada, Proxim  and Remedy'sRx. He will report to McKesson Canada's President, Alain Champagne, and will become a key member of the company's Canadian Executive Team.

Mr. Brennan joined McKesson Canada fourteen years ago and has played roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining McKesson Canada, Brennan spent eighteen years at Shoppers Drug Mart, where he played a number of leadership roles with a clear focus on driving merchandising and operational excellence. 

"I am excited to welcome Richard to the Executive Team," said Champagne. "As Senior Vice President, Retail Banner Management Services, Richard will bring his expertise and strong leadership philosophy to our retail banner operations," said Mr. Champagne. With the appointment of Richard Brennan, Dale Weil, most recently Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at McKesson Canada, completes her interim appointment. "I want to sincerely thank Dale for demonstrating passion and energy as interim Senior Vice President Retail Banner Management. Her leadership has contributed to ensure a positive market position for our pharmacy banners, and will contribute to an effective transition for Richard." 

Richard joins other recently appointed senior executives including, Mr. Todd Baldanzi, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Paula Keays, Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Distribution and Operations, and Mr. Dimitris Polygenis, Senior Vice President, Purchasing and Manufacturer Solutions.

A complete list of McKesson Canada's Executive Team can be found at

About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients with better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, 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.



For further information: Andrew Ross, Advisor, Corporate Communications, McKesson Canada, 514.832.2587,


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