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Newell Rubbermaid names new CFO

BY Allison Cerra

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Doug Martin as CFO, succeeding Juan Figuereo.

A 25-year veteran of the company, Martin most recently served as deputy CFO, where he is credited with designing a roadmap for streamlining the cost structure of the company and the global finance function. Prior to that, he held a number of key financial leadership positions, including VP finance for Newell’s consumer business, with financial responsibility for the company’s largest operating group; VP finance of office products, where he helped drive a significant turnaround in the group’s operating performance; and corporate VP — treasurer.

"We are making good early progress in the execution of our growth game plan by taking an aggressive stance toward reducing structural costs and working capital, and increasing brand investment," said Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid’s president and CEO. "Doug’s strategic leadership, financial expertise and deep company and industry knowledge will be instrumental to helping us realize our growth ambition."

Juan Figuereo joined Newell Rubbermaid as its CFO in 2009, with a primary focus on strengthening the company’s balance sheet and operating cash flow. With the balance sheet metrics nearly in line with targeted leverage metrics and the company now focused on growth, Figuereo made the decision to step down. He will remain with the company for the next few months in order to ensure a seamless transition.

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Giant-Landover appoints Gayle Shields as director of pharmacy operations

BY Alaric DeArment

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

Shields brings nearly 25 years of pharmacy operations experience to the chain, officially known as Giant Food of Landover, Md., and a separate banner from Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores, also owned by Ahold. Shields previously worked as director of pharmacy operations for Albertson’s and Save Mart, and attended college and graduate school in South Africa.

"We’re excited to welcome Gayle to our Giant family," Giant SVP store operations Shane Sampson said. "Our leadership team is gaining an employee with great knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. With 24 years of pharmacy experience and five years of experience in a director position, we know Gayle is a great fit for this job and for our team."


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Navarro Discount Pharmacy expands adult vaccine offerings

BY Antoinette Alexander

MIAMI and PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — In light of new Florida regulations allowing certified pharmacists to administer a broader range of immunizations, Navarro Discount Pharmacy has expanded vaccine availability at all of its 31 locations in south Florida to include immunizations for both shingles and pneumonia, in addition to the flu vaccine.

“As a community pharmacy, we are very pleased to be able to offer these expanded vaccinations for adults, educate customers and improve their health and well-being,” stated Albert Garcia, EVP and president of Navarro Health Services. “Our certified pharmacists have undergone extensive training and are extremely knowledgeable about shingles, pneumonia and the seasonal flu, illnesses that disproportionately affect the elderly in our community.”

The Florida Department of Health recently approved new regulations giving certified pharmacists the ability to administer both Zostavax — a one-time vaccine that can reduce the risk of shingles in individuals 60 years of age and older — and Pneumovax, the pneumococcal vaccine, to help protect against pneumonia. Thousands of American adults die each year of diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.

Immunizations may be covered by insurance and customers are encouraged to contact their insurance provider for details. Navarro accepts most health insurance plans and no appointment is necessary to receive the immunizations.

With more than 80 trained clinical staff comprised of Florida registered pharmacists, Navarro Discount Pharmacy is certified for immunization through the Florida Board of Pharmacy, the retailer stated.
 

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