SOURCE: Global4PL SCM Software and Consulting

Global4PL SCM Software and Consulting

September 20, 2010 18:00 ET

McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical President Honored as Supply Chain Exec of Decade

John Figueroa Will Accept Award at Local Dinner, Oracle Senior V.P. Cindy Reese to Keynote

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -   John Figueroa, President of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, will be honored on Oct. 19 as Supply Chain Executive of the Decade at the annual Global Supply Chain Leaders Group Dinner at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City.

Figueroa oversees his business unit's operations and distributions of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare related products to customers in four primary segments: national and regional retail pharmacy chains; hospital providers; retail independent pharmacies; and mail pharmacy. He is responsible for McKesson's share of an $86 billion industry.

"John is a visionary when it comes to supply chain best practices, particularly with his approach to logistics strategies, safety, and cost savings," said Sergio Retamal, President and CEO of Global4PL Supply Chain Services in Santa Clara, the lead sponsor of the Oct. 19 dinner. "He is a model for supply chain managers around the world."

Oracle Senior V.P. for Worldwide Operations Cindy Reese will serve as keynote speaker. She has been responsible for supply chain, manufacturing, and logistics programs at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Convergent Technologies, and SGI for over 25 years.

"We are looking forward to hearing Cindy's thoughts on the day-to-day challenges of logistics management," Retamal said. "Her practical experience and anecdotes should combine for a fascinating talk."

Attendance is by invitation only for selected supply chain executives. Sponsorship information is available by contacting "This is a truly unique networking opportunity for senior supply chain executives and media interested in covering the space," said Retamal. He added that top executives from HP, Oracle, Verigy, Infinera, Brocade, SunPower, AMAT, LAM Research, Tesla, Logitech, Palo Alto Networks, and McKesson have already accepted invitations. The event is scheduled to run from 5-9 p.m.

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