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H. D. Smith Aligns Leadership Positions to Fill Three Senior Roles

PRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H. D. Smith recently announced the promotions of Joseph Conda to senior vice president strategic planning and business development, Robert Appleby to corporate vice president prescription products and Carolyn Webb to corporate vice president marketing.  These appointments are the latest organizational announcement as the Company aligns its senior leadership to address evolving customer needs.

    * Joseph Conda:  As senior vice president strategic planning and business development, Conda is responsible for assessing the changing business environment and ensuring H. D. Smith evolves to provide its customers with the blend of services that support their growth.

    * Robert Appleby:  In his new role as corporate vice president prescription products, Appleby is responsible for driving the prescription pharmaceutical division's ongoing growth, managing manufacturer and customer relationships, implementing programs, services and other business solutions to meet customer expectations and business objectives.

    * Carolyn Webb:  As corporate vice president marketing, Webb will take charge of the Company's marketing and communications efforts. This includes analysis of the various industries within healthcare to develop innovative solutions that will continue to position H. D. Smith as a key partner in meeting pharmacies' product and service needs.

"The focus of these top performers enables the Company to maximize growth potential and continue to raise the bar in providing exceptional service to customers," said Dale Smith, chairman and chief executive officer, H. D. Smith. "Combined, they bring more than 70 years of sales, product and industry leadership counsel and experience to serve our customers."

About H. D. Smith

Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H. D. Smith is a national full-line, full-service wholesaler that provides a complete line of pharmaceuticals, OTCs, HBAs, HHC/DME products, seasonal merchandise and a wide array of marketing programs to retail, hospital and institutional pharmacies. The company has distribution facilities in California, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Texas that service major markets throughout the United States.  Additional information about H. D. Smith can be found at


Allison Worrell

H. D. Smith

Marketing Communications Manager



Mark Marmur

Makovsky + Company, Inc.

Assistant Vice President


SOURCE H. D. Smith

CONTACT: Allison Worrell, H. D. Smith, Marketing Communications Manager, +1-217-753-1688,, or Mark Marmur, Makovsky + Company, Inc., Assistant Vice President, +1-212-508-9670,

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Posted: February 2011