AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE: ABC) today announced that Tim G.
Guttman, 53, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer, effective immediately. Guttman will report to Steven H. Collis,
AmerisourceBergen’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He had been
serving as the Company’s Acting Chief Financial Officer since February
13, 2012, and was Vice President and Corporate Controller since joining
AmerisourceBergen in 2002.
“I am very pleased to appoint Tim to his new role,” said Collis. “Since
he joined the Company 10 years ago, he has demonstrated his ability to
drive financial discipline throughout the organization, and he has been
an important partner in driving our operating performance. He brings a
thorough knowledge of our business as well as unique perspectives from
other industries to our leadership team, and I am confident that he will
continue to play a key role in our future success.”
“I am excited to be taking this new role and to continue to help drive
strong financial performance and deliver value to our shareholders,”
said Guttman. “We have tremendous opportunities ahead, driven by the
growth areas of the markets we serve, and the unique services we provide
to manufacturers and healthcare providers. In addition, our demonstrated
expense and working capital discipline, as well as our strong balance
sheet give us excellent financial flexibility.”
Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, Guttman was Vice President of
Finance at Syncor International Corporation, and also previously held
financial planning and managerial positions at Disney Consumer Products,
Pizza Hut, Inc., and PepsiCo, Inc. He also spent seven years with the
accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Guttman graduated from The Ohio State University and earned his
Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas.
The Company expects to fill the role of Corporate Controller internally.
AmerisourceBergen is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services
companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets.
Servicing both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in
the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug
distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve
patient outcomes. AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from niche
premium logistics and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and
pharmaceutical consulting services.