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JM Smith Corp. makes leadership changes

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

JM Smith Corp. makes leadership changes

Staff Report //February 27, 2018//

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Spartanburg-based JM Smith Corp. has announced that its Integra LTC Solution LLC and QS/1 operations are now under the leadership of Kevin Welch. Saul Factor, who was the president of healthcare software solutions company QS/1, will lead the wholesale distribution business units Smith Drug Co. and Burlington Drug Co.

Kevin Welch

“The decision to align our technology offerings under one leader was made to further enhance our customer focus. Kevin is a highly respected technology leader with a passion for moving pharmacy forward,” said Alan Turfe, JM Smith Corp. CEO and chairman, in a news release.

Welch was named chief technology officer for JM Smith Corp. in 2017. He became part of JM Smith with the acquisition of Integra, which he founded in 1997.

“I am excited by this tremendous opportunity,” said Welch, in the release. “Aligning all our technology offerings benefits the customers in all of the markets we serve. We will continue to have dedicated teams for each of these markets — long term care, community pharmacy and governmental, while sharing best practices across all of them.”

Saul FactorFactor spent the first 10 years of his career as a retail and long-term care pharmacist before moving into leadership positions with PCS, Eli Lilly and RxAmerica. Prior to joining JM Smith Corp., he was president of global sourcing and generics at McKesson Corp.

“The pharmacy industry is very dynamic and we at Smith Drug Co. and Burlington Drug Co. are committed to being at the forefront with innovative solutions, leading distribution processes and customer-centric service,” said Factor, in the release. “It is important to provide customers with what they need now while also working to address their future needs. I am thrilled to be leading Smith Drug and Burlington Drug with our renowned customer service and I am looking forward to partnering with customers to deliver on the promise of the pharmacy of the future.”

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