Industry veteran Mike Vanderpol hired as Generics Category Leader
Morris & Dickson (M&D), the nation’s largest independent full-line pharmaceutical distributor, has announced the hiring of Mike Vanderpol as the Generic Drugs Category Leader.
Vanderpol, a 27-year industry veteran, will oversee operations and personnel within the Generics channel, including contracting for pharmaceuticals, developing supply strategies, negotiating cost savings, and leading relationships with pharmaceutical manufacturers, hospitals, independent pharmacies, and other channel partners.
“We are incredibly fortunate to add an industry talent the caliber of Mike Vanderpol,” said Jody Hatcher, CEO of Morris & Dickson. “Our pharmacy customers will greatly benefit from his experience and relationships in the Generics space.”
Prior to joining M&D, Vanderpol was Divisional Vice President of Pharmaceutical Sourcing at Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. He has also served as Director of Rx Sourcing for Smith Drug Company, Director of Rx Generic Sourcing at Walgreens, and Director of Sales at Rexam PLC/Owen-Illinois.
Vanderpol received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Ohio University.
“I have enjoyed watching the growth and success of Morris & Dickson over the years,” said Vanderpol. “It’s an exciting new era at the company, and I’m excited to be part of the next chapter.”
With over 30,000 SKUs, Morris & Dickson’s singular focus is the reliable, next-day delivery of drugs and related products to health systems, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, and alternative care facilities across 19 states (and counting).
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