GREEN BAY, Wis. – Shopko on Wednesday announced that veteran pharmacy executive Michael Cantrell has joined the company as SVP, retail health.
In this role, Cantrell will provide strategic direction for Shopko’s pharmacy, optical and Rx care departments. He will report to CEO Peter McMahon.
Cantrell, a registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, is joining Shopko from Delhaize America, where he was VP of pharmacy. Prior to Delhaize America, Cantrell held various executive positions at AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs.
“Mike brings high-level pharmacy experience, a proven track record of success and a fresh perspective to Shopko’s pharmacies, optical departments and Rx Care areas,” McMahon said. “His unique combination of legal and pharmacy experience will make him an invaluable resource as we look to strengthen and expand the health and wellness services provided to our customers.”
Previously, Cantrell was group VP managed networks at AmerisourceBergen Corporation where he was named president of the company’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network. Cantrell also served as VP professional services and chief privacy official for Longs Drug Stores, where he was named to the board of RxAmerica, the chain’s wholly-owned pharmacy benefit manager.
Cantrell holds a B.A. degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado, a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah, and a J.D. degree from the former Peninsula University. He is a registered pharmacist and is a current member of the State Bar of California.