WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — More than 350 executives who participated in Anda’s Sixth Annual Supply Chain Symposium here Friday evening were treated to a keynote address from Joe Torre, Major League Baseball’s EVP baseball operations. Torre is a nine-time MLB All-Star and managed the New York Yankees to four World Series championships.
Anda also introduced a surprise guest. “We surprised everybody this year with Jack Nicklaus coming out as our special guest on Thursday night,” said Bill Versosky, Anda VP sales and marketing. The legendary golfer — and son of pharmacist Charlie Nicklaus — serves as “the spokesperson for TrueScience, our partner who is bringing pet medication VetIQ to retail pharmacies,” said Versosky.
Early on Friday Johnny Miller, former professional golfer and winner of 25 PGA Tour events and lead golf analyst for NBC, joined symposium participants on the golf course. And during lunch, pharmaceutical analyst Charles Haisch of IPD Analytics provided an update to the “patent cliff” as a market force, as well as key legal case updates across the industry.
“When we started a few years ago, we had about 80 people, and this year we’re going to be more than 350 people,” added Marc Falkin, Anda VP purchasing. “One of the things that is most important to us is as Anda expands its portfolio of products, we’re happy to have so many new companies join us. Our goal is to continue to add those products to our portfolio and look forward to hosting many more people over the coming years.”