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Omnicare Names New Senior Executives

Omnicare Names New Senior Executives

COVINGTON - Omnicare, Inc. announced three senior executive appointments last week.

Glen C. Laschober has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer. Patrick E. Keefe will assume the newly created position of executive vice president for global markets. Tracy Finn has been appointed senior vice president for strategic planning and development. All three individuals will report to Joel F. Gemunder, president and chief executive officer of Omnicare.

Laschober, 55, most recently served as chief operating officer of the $3 billion PharmaCare Division of CVS Corporation, its PBM (pharmacy benefit management) and specialty pharmacy business, a position he had held since 2002. Prior to joining PharmaCare, Laschober was president and chief operating officer of Wellinx, Inc., a healthcare information, (e-prescribing) and pharmaceutical distribution company. From 1997 to 2001, he served as the executive vice president of ProVantage Health Service's HBM Division, responsible for its PBM, pharmaceutical distribution and vision benefits businesses.

In addition to his above-mentioned position, Keefe will assume responsibility for the company's newly acquired group purchasing organization and retail pharmacy operations.

Since February 1997, Keefe has served as executive vice president of operations for Omnicare. From 1994 through 1997, he served as senior vice president of operations. He joined Omnicare in 1993 as vice president of operations. Prior to joining Omnicare, Keefe served as vice president of pharmacy management programs at Diagnostek, Inc. from 1992 to 1993. From 1990 to 1992, he was president of HPI Health Care Services, Inc. (HPI), the hospital pharmacy subsidiary of Diagnostek that was acquired from Omnicare. From 1984 to 1989, Keefe served as executive vice president of HPI, then an Omnicare subsidiary.

Finn also has a history with Omnicare. Since May 1997, he served as vice president for strategic planning and development. From 1995 to 1997, Finn served as regional vice president of operations for the company's Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin pharmacy operations and, from 1990 to 1995, as vice president of business development for Omnicare. Prior to 1990, Finn worked as director of business development at HPI and, from 1983 to 1985, he served as an assistant to the president of Chemed Corporation.

Omnicare, a Fortune 500 company based in Covington, is a leading provider of pharmaceutical care for the elderly.

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