Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Hires New Chief Information Officer

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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today the hiring of David LeBlanc, an accomplished Information Technology executive, as its Chief Information Officer. Mr. LeBlanc will be responsible for the overall technology service delivery at Diplomat. He will report directly to Sean Whelan, Chief Financial Officer at Diplomat.

David LeBlanc, CIO, Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

“Our IT systems and software operations are critical to our business and how we deliver new and improved services to our patients and clients,” said Phil Hagerman, President and CEO of Diplomat.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today the hiring of David LeBlanc, an accomplished Information Technology executive, as its Chief Information Officer. Mr. LeBlanc will be responsible for the overall technology service delivery at Diplomat. He will report directly to Sean Whelan, Chief Financial Officer at Diplomat.

In his new role as Chief Information Officer, Mr. LeBlanc will be responsible for:
1.    Developing a go forward technology strategy to meet the needs of Diplomat’s growing organization.
2.    Providing leadership and oversight with the development and installation of Diplomat’s next generation patient care and dispensing systems.
3.    Implementing new business and data warehousing systems.
4.    Building and executing Diplomat’s portal and mobility strategies.

“Our IT systems and software operations are critical to our business and how we deliver new and improved services to our patients and clients,” said Phil Hagerman, President and CEO of Diplomat.

“The timing is perfect to bring on an accomplished and experienced IT executive like David. We will leverage his broad experience in all areas of technology to insure our continued leadership in the Specialty Pharmacy industry.”

“I am very pleased to be part of the Diplomat organization. Phil and the team at Diplomat have created a patient and employee focused culture that I believe is unmatched in the industry,” said Mr. LeBlanc. “I look forward to working with the Diplomat team to create additional world class systems and processes that will enable the company to grow while better serving our customers.”

With over 27 years of technology experience, Mr. LeBlanc has extensive experience in Information Technology spanning a variety of industries including: Air Freight, Distribution, Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Healthcare, and most recently, Technology Sales and Service delivery. He has been involved in several high growth companies such as Zantop International Airlines, Klockner Namasco, Parks Production, Becker Group, Plastech Engineered Products and Compuware. Mr. LeBlanc has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning, data management, software development lifecycle management and quality management.

Mr. LeBlanc holds a technical degree in Management Information Systems from Michigan Technological Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is also a certified project management professional registered with the Project Management Institute.

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy
Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, is the nation’s largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, Hemophilia, Growth Hormone and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Specialty Compounding. Locations include: Flint and Grand Rapids, MI; Chicago, IL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and San Bernardino, CA. Learn more about Keeping Patients Healthier…Longer® at http://www.diplomatpharmacy.com.

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