SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec - McKesson Canada on Monday announced the appointment of its new president, Alain Champagne. Champagne was previously McKesson Canada's SVP pharmaceutical distribution and operations since joining the company in 2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales and marketing activities of distribution solutions and services. Under his leadership, McKesson Canada has made significant strides in pushing forward the automation of its distribution network while increasing productivity, McKesson Canada reported.
"Alain brings a deep knowledge of McKesson Canada's business and customers to his new role and will focus on continuing to bring value and growth opportunities to all the company's partners," stated Paul Julian, McKesson EVP and group president.
Champagne assumes the position from Nick Loporcaro, who has been appointed as president for McKesson Specialty Health, one of McKesson Corporation's key growing businesses.
In addition, Paula Keays, McKesson Canada's current CFO will become SVP pharmaceutical distribution and operations, succeeding Champagne. Since joining McKesson Canada in 2000, Keays has been in charge of McKesson Canada's overall financial plans and policies, along with overseeing all Six Sigma operations.