ADI North America Appoints Pharmaceutical Executive as General Manager
Bob Appleby will oversee all of ADI North America’s business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
In his new role, Appleby will oversee all of ADI North America’s business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. He will help ADI deliver on financial commitments, modernize operations and continue to reinforce its commitment to customer service excellence, according to an announcement.
The ADI Global Distribution business exports to more than 100 countries from more than 200 stocking locations around the world. Appleby will be based in Melville, N.Y., and report directly to ADI Global Distribution President Rob Aarnes.
Prior to joining Resideo, Appleby served in the pharmaceuticals distribution industry as president of H.D. Smith, now part of AmerisourceBergen. As president, he managed a business with 600 employees, 5,000 customers and 10 distribution facilities.
During the first year of integration with AmerisourceBergen, Appleby and his team achieved more than 90% customer retention and over-delivered on their financial targets, the announcement states.
Prior to H.D. Smith, Appleby spent a decade at Cardinal Health in various roles, including vice president of business development for the company’s Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Services division. He holds an MBA from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University.
“Bob is an accomplished leader in the distribution industry with a proven track record of exceeding financial results while delivering exceptional customer service,” states Aarnes. “His deep expertise and understanding of the needs of the customer will help ADI drive growth and deliver on our commitment to serving the professional contractor channel.”
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