GREEN BAY, Wis., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko announced today that veteran pharmacy executive Michael Cantrell has joined the company as senior vice president, retail health. In this role, Cantrell will provide strategic direction for Shopko's Pharmacy, Optical and Rx Care departments. He will report to Peter McMahon, chief executive officer.
Cantrell, a registered pharmacist and licensed attorney, is joining Shopko from Delhaize America, where he was VP of Pharmacy. Prior to Delhaize America, Cantrell held various executive positions at AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs.
"Mike brings high-level pharmacy experience, a proven track record of success and a fresh perspective to Shopko's pharmacies, optical departments and Rx Care areas," said Peter McMahon, CEO of Shopko. "His unique combination of legal and pharmacy experience will make him an invaluable resource as we look to strengthen and expand the health and wellness services provided to our customers."
Previously, Cantrell was group vice president managed networks at AmerisourceBergen Corporation where he was named president of the company's Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network. Cantrell also served as vice president professional services and chief privacy official for Longs Drug Stores, where he was named to the board of RxAmerica, the chain's wholly-owned pharmacy benefit manager.
Cantrell holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado, a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Utah, and a J.D. degree from the former Peninsula University. He is a registered pharmacist and is a current member of the State Bar of California.
Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 326 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 6 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 181 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
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