Kirby Lester, the Leader in Pharmacy Automation, Strengthens Its Technology Core With Hoby Chae, New Senior VP of Engineering

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Drawing from his more than 14 years of executive engineering management, Hoby Chae has been named new Senior Vice President, Engineering of leading pharmacy automation provider Kirby Lester, LLC.

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With Hoby’s extensive engineering and management experience, I am confident that the company will escalate its development of new technologies and better respond to the needs of the marketplace.

Kirby Lester, LLC, the world’s leading pharmacy automation provider, today announced that Hoby Chae is the company’s new Senior Vice President, Engineering.

Drawing from more than 14 years of executive engineering management experience, Chae will lead the company’s engineering and product development teams. Chae’s addition to the company’s Executive Team reinforces and underscores Kirby Lester’s dedication to developing innovative, high quality, cost-effective technologies for safe and efficient medication dispensing in pharmacies.

“With Hoby’s extensive engineering and management experience, I am confident that the company will escalate its development of new technologies and better respond to the needs of the marketplace. Hoby’s proven leadership will be an immediate asset to not only our company, but to our customers,” says Garry Zage, R.Ph., President & CEO of Kirby Lester.

Chae has had a successful career encompassing all phases of R&D, new product development and engineering with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, automotive, aerospace, telecomm, energy management and consumer electronics industries. His engineering background includes mechanical, electrical and software disciplines. His marketing and business development experience has led to strategic planning, new market development, joint venture implementation, product & technology roadmap development for new product development and R&D activities, and product placement and channel development to maximize profits. Chae also is a Six Sigma, Lean Operations and ISO13485 expert.

About Kirby Lester

Kirby Lester is by far the world’s leading pharmacy automation provider. Established in 1971, Kirby Lester maintains the largest market share of automatic tablet/capsule counter sales in the United States, plus 40 other countries. More Kirby Lester counters are used to dispense prescriptions in retail, mail order, hospital and long-term care pharmacies and manufacturing facilities than all other automated dispensing systems combined; over 40,000 pharmacies worldwide rely on Kirby Lester for their counting needs…exactly! For more information, contact Kirby Lester at 847.984.3377 or http://www.kirbylester.com.

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