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Duane Reade names Scorpiniti senior VP pharmacy operations


NEW YORK Manhattan-based retailer Duane Reade has tapped former Longs Drug Store executive Frank Scorpiniti to serve as senior vice president of pharmacy operations.

Scorpiniti succeeds Jerry Ray, former senior vice president of pharmacy operations, who resigned from the company in September. Ray had been with Duane Reade for 14 years and held a variety of positions in pharmacy and operations. While the company searched for a successor, the pharmacy team had absorbed Ray’s responsibilities.

Scorpiniti, a 13-year veteran of the pharmacy industry, will report to John Lederer, chairman and chief executive officer. While at Longs, Scorpiniti held positions of increasing responsibility and most recently served as vice president of pharmacy operations, overseeing all aspects of Longs pharmacy business.

“We are very pleased to have Frank Scorpiniti join our strong management team as senior vice president of pharmacy operations. We are confident that Frank’s many years of experience in the pharmacy industry and his strong track record in raising customer service standards will help us to significantly improve our pharmacy business and increase the accessibility and availability of our pharmacy offerings,” said Lederer.

In the wake of CVS Caremark’s acquisition of Longs, top Longs executives have started to resurface at other companies. In addition to Scorpiniti joining Duane Reade, Todd Vasos, former executive vice president and chief operating officer at Longs, recently joined Dollar General as division president and chief merchandising officer.

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