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I began my career in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Bergen Brunswig as an order filler in the warehouse in San Diego, Ca. in 1973. I worked with Bergen until 1984 when I resigned my position as Regional Sales Manager for their SW Region. After a brief stint in the furniture business, I took a position of V.P. of National Accounts with Rugby Labs, the largest generic manufacture in the U.S. at that time. In 1991 I joined the Bindley Western Drug Co. as Senior Vice President of Sales. The challenge was to grow the sales volume of the company; the mission was accomplished in 1999. Revenues in 1991 were $650 MM in annual sales; in 1999 annual sales were 8.4 Billion. Mr. Bindley sold the company to CAH and the rest is history. I retired and enjoyed the life I had hoped to enjoy boating on the Ohio River and other inter-coastal waterways in this wonderful country. I almost built a marina and boat storage facility in Clarksville, TN. But the mayor that was my supporter got voted out of office and the project went to sleep. The boat was shipped to Houston and my dog Panda Blue and I moved to Houston where Sally Ann and I married in 2002. I had several dead end jobs after Sally and I married. Pliva Labs, generic mfg. From Croatia; Real Estate Investments; Humco Compounding Pharmacy Division. None of the Pharmaceutical Industry didn’t want any FOP’s and my future did not include the wonderful industry where I spent thirty-four years of my life. That makes you “HISTORY”.
Fast forward to February 2008. Still in Houston reading the Sunday morning paper; see an ad about 25 year old company expanding into Houston market. Positions available for six to eight representatives. Call phone number xxx-xxx-ssss. I called the number, the message answered and unfortunately the language spoke by the party on the other side was Espanol. No comprende espanjol. Sooner than later the man of the hour called. It was Tom Davis. He explained where the meetings were and when they started and invited me to come on down. I did and then the next day I did and on the third day I did. I was so excited about what I saw, I had finally found a fit. On the second day I joined the team and I have not regretted it for even a minute. I am pleased to be associated with such a great group of people and I am proud to call them my associates and my friends.
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