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Cardinal Health honors Upsher-Smith's Leonard, Dearborn


Upsher-Smith had something to celebrate this week. Two fo the Maple Grove, Minn.-based drug maker's employees have received top honors from Cardinal Health for their outstanding service and performance for the previous year.

Brad Leonard, associate vice president of national accounts was awarded Generics Trade Representative of the Year and Amy Dearborn, senior manager of customer relations and order management, was awarded Generics Customer Service Representative of the Year.

Additionally, Upsher-Smith's Brand and Generics teams were recognized as "High Performers for 2020," marking more than 20 consecutive years of winning Cardinal service awards. The Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Awards ceremony took place virtually on Oct. 7.

Presenting the awards to Leonard and Dearborn during the virtual ceremony were Ashley Dinan, an advisor on Cardinal Health's strategic partnership management team and Adam Stemm, senior analyst of inventory management.

Cardinal Health said Leonard was chosen because of his willingness and success at developing strong relationships across multiple teams within Cardinal Health and for possessing quality traits that make an exceptional trade representative. Dearborn was chosen because she embodies all the traits of a great trade partner including timeliness, efficiency and the pursuit of outside-the-box solutions when needed, the company said. 

"Upsher-Smith's commitment to go above and beyond normal expectations for its customers is at the core of everything we do," said Rusty Field, president and CEO of Upsher-Smith. "We set a high bar for ourselves and are so proud that the level of excellence demonstrated by Brad Leonard, Amy Dearborn and our Brand and Generics teams has garnered multiple awards at this year's Cardinal Health Supply Chain Excellence Awards ceremony."

Cardinal Health is a distributor of Upsher-Smith's generic and brand medications and they keep a performance scorecard on each of their suppliers. Cardinal Health's Supply Chain Excellence Awards recognize partners for their commitment to providing quality products and services at competitive costs, a demonstrated focus on operational excellence and a shared passion for serving customers. Honorees exhibit extraordinary standards of honesty and integrity, while working tirelessly to advance supply chain efficiency and industry relations. Cardinal Health awards are known industry-wide for being based on merit and metrics.

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