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Dave Zitnak of Upsher-Smith Laboratories Named Branded Representative of the Year by McKesson Corporation


5/23/2012 9:13:02 AM

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today that Senior National Account Manager, Dave Zitnak received the prestigious McKesson Branded Pharmaceutical Representative of the Year Award at the annual McKesson National Sales Conference in Las Vegas, NV on May 8, 2012. The award was presented by Greg Yonko, Senior Vice President of Purchasing at McKesson.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120522/NY11654)

San Francisco, CA-based McKesson, one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in North America, distributing one-third of the medicines used every day, selected Zitnak as its Branded Pharmaceutical Representative of the Year for consistently demonstrating the attributes of collaboration, problem solving and ability to create win-win opportunities.

Zitnak recently celebrated his 20th year with Upsher-Smith and has been calling on McKesson for six years. He began his career as a sales representative, moving into positions of increasing responsibility including District Sales Manager and Manager of Sales Operations.

"We are honored that McKesson recognized Dave with its prestigious Branded Pharmaceutical Representative of the Year Award," said Tom Burke, COO, Upsher-Smith Laboratories. "Dave's commitment to his customers has consistently earned him the reputation of being a highly trusted partner in the industry and reflects Upsher-Smith's unwavering commitment to our partnerships with all of our wholesaler customers."

About Upsher-Smith
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, U.S.-based company devoted to improving health and advancing wellness since 1919. Upsher-Smith demonstrates its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of its customers by developing, producing and marketing consumer and prescription products. In addition to its strong heritage in generics, Upsher-Smith's branded businesses focus on women's health, dermatology and CNS therapeutic areas. For additional information, visit http://www.upsher-smith.com.

About McKesson
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.

SOURCE Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.



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