MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy, a Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has expanded its management team by naming Luis Mier as CFO and promoting Manuel Leon to VP wholesale and OTC programs.
“With the addition of these executives to our management team, we continue to focus on implementation of our three-year expansion strategy and the overall growth of the company,” stated Juan Ortiz, CEO of the 29-store retailer. “Mier and Leon’s expertise in retail, OTC, management and operations will assist us greatly in taking Navarro to the next level."
Mier is a seasoned accounting and finance executive with more than 21 years experience in the retail and food and beverage industries. Previously, he was the corporate controller at Donald J Pliner, a luxury footwear company, where he supervised the company’s accounting, human resources, payroll, benefits administration and accounts payable departments and led the implementation of numerous accounting software and retail management systems. He has held similar positions with retailers Floors Today, Farm Stores Grocery and Pan Am International.
In his new role as VP wholesale and OTC programs, Leon is responsible for Navarro’s wholesale division, which sells product to customers in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and is one of the company’s fastest-growing businesses. Leon was promoted from the position of director of OTC plans, where he was responsible for managing Navarro’s OTC programs in partnership with its healthcare clients. He has been with Navarro for more than three years.