Independent Pharmacy Cooperative’s founder steps down from board
Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, or IPC, announced a shakeup to its board of directors.
The Sun Prairie, Wi.-based company’s founder, Mike Flint, has stepped down from the board after starting the cooperative more than 35 years ago.
During his years of service, Flint was a board member, board chairman and CEO.
“People were saying this is never going to work, you don’t know what you’re doing,” Flint said. “When people say I can’t do something, that usually takes care of things right there.”
After graduating from pharmacy school in 1981, the IPC was up and running three years later. Ten years later, Flint become the owner of Mallat’s Pharmacy in Wisconsin and expanded his independent pharmacy to four stores, the company said.
“Because we (IPC) needed to do better, I wanted more out of our distribution program,” he said about his return to IPC. “I wanted independent pharmacy to succeed, and that was still in my blood, and I think there was probably a good piece of me that was missing the ability to influence that.”
The IPC represents nearly 6,000 member participants and has locations in Wisconsin and Arizona.