Apothecary names industry vets to three key roles

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Apothecary Products, a manufacturer and distributor of consumer healthcare products and pharmacy supplies, announced three new hires for its leadership team: Nathan Hanson, president and CEO; Darran Spence, CFO; and Jim O’Sullivan, SVP of sales. All three individuals bring extensive, results-driven experience to their new roles, the company said.

Hanson joins Apothecary from Oasis Brands, where he served as CEO and as a board member. During his tenure, Oasis experienced significant business growth and profitability improvements. Hanson's experience prior to Oasis includes leadership positions with Pure Fishing and Kimberly-Clark.

“I’m honored to join the Apothecary team, and I look forward to working with Jim, Darran, our management team, and our talented employees to continue building upon its success. Apothecary has built a solid reputation, long-term customer relationships, category leadership, and solid financial performance over the years," Hanson said. "I am confident that with the talent we are bringing in coupled with the already strong team that we will be able to create value added innovation that drives growth for our customers and helps consumers live life a little easier and better.”

Before joining Apothecary, Darran Spence was a consultant with River Rock Partners in various capacities: she helped lead acquisition integrations, strategic planning initiatives, and growth strategies for improving overall profitability at businesses. Additionally, Spence provided interim CFO support.

Jim O’Sullivan joins the company from Designer Protein, where he was SVP of sales. During his time at Designer Protein, he led the sales team and also established the organization, systems and processes need to bolster growth.

“Both Darran and Jim bring significant consumer product industry experience and have demonstrated over the course of their respective careers their individual ability to lead growth and profitability improvement, provide leadership, and develop people. On behalf of the entire Apothecary team, we are all excited to have them on board. I am confident that the addition of these two individuals to a strong leadership team and our committed, passionate employees position us for future success and growth,” Hanson added.

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