PeopleTalk: January/February 2015

Synergy Medical has announced the appointment of Kevin Combs to the position of VP of sales and Claire Petrotta, B.S.N., RN, PHN, to the position of program director, adherence packaging. Combs brings more than 25 years of healthcare and technology experience to the company. His background is in longterm care and hospital and retail pharmacy, as well as in sales and marketing.

Petrotta also joins the company with more than 25 years of experience, having worked in schools of pharmacy as well as community health, immunization, diabetes, and home care.

Rx Systems, a leading provider of prescription packaging supplies for community and institutional pharmacies, including the Eyecon visual pill counter, has promoted Jason R. Jensen to president of the company. Jensen has been with the company for 24 years, most recently serving as VP of operations.

Founder Richard B. Jensen has stepped down from his role as president after 35 years and will hold the title of CEO.

The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) welcomes a newly elected board of directors. Reelected to serve a second term were Tammy Devine, president of QS/1, who will continue as president of ASAP; Chuck Welch, CTO of Speed Script, who will continue to serve as secretary/treasurer; and Tim Tannert, R.Ph., VP of operations for SoftWriters, who will serve as VP of the organization. Also reelected for a second term were Jim Moncrief, chairman of Advanced Pharmacy, who will represent institutional pharmacy; and Tim Davis, Pharm.D., owner of Beaver Falls Health Mart Pharmacy and founder of PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, who will represent community pharmacy.





Newly elected were Mike Podgurski, R.Ph.,VP of pharmacy services for Rite Aid, representing chain pharmacies; and Bob Jones, director of pharmacy systems solutions for AmerisourceBergen. CT