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Drugstore.com Inc. has appointed a number of new vice presidents, including Julie Johnston, OTC merchandising; Ron Kelly, customer care and logistics; Kathleen McNeill, beauty; Robert Potter, chief accountant; and David Lonczak, chief marketing officer.
Drugstore.com Inc. has appointed a number of new vice presidents.
The company recently promoted Julie Johnston to vice president, over-the-counter merchandising and Ron Kelly to vice president of customer care and logistics. Other promotions include David Lonczak to vice president, chief marketing officer; Kathleen McNeill to vice president, beauty; and Robert Potter to vice president, chief accountant.
Johnston has more than 15 years of experience in merchandising, including seven years at Drugstore.com. She has successfully grown the overall product line launching new categories including household, toys and games, and will launch the new drop ship program in the second quarter. Kelly will expand his role to take on responsibility for the pharmacy business. He has held a number of progressively responsible management positions in finance, procurement, site development and customer care since joining the Drugstore.com in 1999 and was promoted to vice president in June 2006.
Lonczak joined Drugstore.com in 2005 and has served in senior management roles in pharmacy, vision and marketing. He has more than 15 years of marketing and merchandising experience with Cingular, AT&T; Wireless, Starbucks and Procter & Gamble. Lonczak replaces Jonathan Tinter who is leaving the company. McNeill joined the company in 2006 from Sephora where she headed the skincare, bath and body, hair and men`s division online and in stores. She has successfully grown sales on the company`s Beauty.com web store and has added new prestige beauty product lines. McNeill has 13 years of experience in the beauty industry. Potter brings 20 years of accounting experience to Drugstore.com and is responsible for accounting, regulatory reporting and facilities. He joined the company in 2005 as corporate controller. Lonczak will speak at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, June 4-7 in San Jose in a session entitled How to Prioritize Your Technology investments.
Drugstore.com is No. 32 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide.