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SDM appoints president, chief executive officer
October 4th, 2011
TORONTO – Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (SDM) announced that Domenic Pilla has been appointed president, chief executive officer and a director of the company effective November 1.
Pilla brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the health care and retailing sectors, most recently as president of McKesson Canada, the Canadian unit of McKesson Corp.
Holger Kluge, chairman of Shoppers Drug Mart, said, "We are delighted that Domenic is joining us. His valuable experience in delivering health care services and solutions to a broad range of health care providers, ranging from pharmacies to hospitals, as well as governments and patients, makes him an excellent choice to lead the next phase of growth in all our businesses."
Pilla succeeds Dave Williams, who served as interim president and CEO for the past few months. Williams will work with Pilla to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership.
Pilla’s experience in the health care sector includes community pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and sales management, specialty health networks, chronic disease management and adherence and health information technology.
"I am delighted to join Shoppers Drug Mart at this time of challenge and reform in health care and community pharmacy," said Pilla. "A time of change is also a window of opportunity for the company to continue to lead the industry in providing innovative patient services, while driving organizational efficiencies and continued growth in the retail sector."