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BERGEN BRUNSWIG's DRUG DISTRIBUTION PRESIDENT IS ELMER FIERY, the company announced March 9. Bergen President Robert Martini said that Fiery "is now responsible for all of the activities and profit plant performance of Bergen Brunswig Drug Company throughout the U.S. His background in sales, marketing and management is ideal preparation for this assignment." Operational management of Bergen's drug distribution business has been shared by Fiery and Leo DiStefano, acting as VPs for drug distribution East and West, respectively. With DiStefano's retirement effective March 9, Fiery will become the centralized coordinator of nationwide drug distribution operations. That function was previously performed by Martini himself. Fiery began his career in the whsle. drug industry with McKesson & Robbins, and moved to Bergen in 1959 as sales manager in South Brunswick, New Jersey. "His management responsibility with Bergen Brunswig has increased steadily during a period of extraordinary growth for the firm," Bergen said in a press release. Fiery is currently serving a one year term as Chairman of the Natl. Whsle. Druggists' Assn.

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