John Musil named CEO of the Year at Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards

The Apothecary Shops founder, CEO recognized at private company award ceremony

PHOENIX — The Apothecary Shops founder and CEO John Musil was named CEO of the Year among leaders of private companies at the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards, The Apothecary Shops said Monday.

The awards, presented by The Business Journal and now in their ninth year, recognize private companies and their CEOs based on growth of their business, innovative approaches, community involvement, dedication to employees and leadership accomplishments.

"I am overwhelmed by this honor," Musil said. "The Apothecary Shops focus on special disease states that require extra-special touches for our patients. Our basic core principle is in delivering and dispensing excellence."

Musil purchased his first pharmacy in 1996, when he was 25. Since then, The Apothecary Shops has grown to include 16 retail locations in six states with a national distribution business and 250 employees who consult with patients, doctors and nurse practitioners. The company also appeared on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000 list, ranking at 1,640, 754 spots higher than last year.

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