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AmerisourceBergen CEO David Yost: Banking on a Robust Service Offering

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Caught between rising costs for healthcare and increasing pressure on margins, pharmaceutical distribution companies continue to report increased revenues year after year. The reason lies in providing competitive services to customers, identifying competitive products and leveraging a timely information database. David Yost, president and CEO of Valley Forge, PA-based pharmaceutical distribution company AmerisourceBergen, says, “With margins being so low, it ...

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Philips Electronics CEO Scott Weisenhoff: Fine-Tuning Philips

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At Royal Philips Electronics, heading a $9 billion market is apparently not quite enough responsibility for one executive. The organization’s matrix management structure gives regional CEOs an additional role in one of its three global sectors: healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle. For Scott M. Weisenhoff that translates to wearing two hats at the company: CEO of Philips Electronics North America ...

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QlikTech CEO Lars Bjork: Swedish Sensation

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When Lars Bjork joined the nascent business intelligence software company QlikTech in 2000, it was a tiny entity with 35 people and $2 million in revenues based in Lund, Sweden. Bjork came aboard as CFO, but his role proved much broader.“In a company of that size, your title may be CFO, but you’re a jackof- all-trades,” says Bjork, who took ...

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IHS CEO Jerre Stead: The Reluctant CEO

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When Jerre Stead agreed to step in and aid an ailing IHS back in 2000, it was on one condition: “I said, I’ll be happy to be chairman, but I’m not going to do CEO again,” recounts the 65-year-old, who had left the chairman and CEO role at Ingram Micro. a scant six months earlier.For a while he kept his ...

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Pricelock CEO Bob Fell: Pumping Protection

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Wouldn’t it be nice to pay $1.50 per gallon of gas when prices at the pump are $1.99 and up? Or how about having price protection on fuel for your company’s fleet of delivery or service vehicles – or offering it to employees? That’s the premise behind Pricelock, a growth-stage company looking to couple technology and price-protection hedging strategy to ...

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Alcan Packaging CEO Ilene Gordon: Passion for Packaging

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Packaging isn’t terribly sexy—but don’t tell Ilene Gordon that. To hear the president and CEO of Paris, France-based, Alcan Packaging tell it, there’s plenty to thrill and excite about the alchemy of turning resins, aluminum, paper and glass into innovative containers for food, beauty products, pharma and tobacco.“I love packaging,” says Gordon, who credits her enthusiasm in part for her ...

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