After years of consistently demonstrating highly successful results through building strong supplier and customer relationships, Dmitrey Kuznetsov is being promoted to senior vice president category management.

H. D. Smith, the largest privately held wholesaler distributor in the U.S., today announced an addition to its executive leadership team. After years of consistently demonstrating highly successful results through building strong supplier and customer relationships, Dmitrey Kuznetsov is being promoted to senior vice president category management.

“Dmitrey brings extensive leadership to this position, and his fresh outlook on our manufacturer partnerships will steer the company toward prosperous endeavors,” said Chris Smith, president and CEO, H. D. Smith. “He is also very skilled at hiring and developing talented teams.”

In this role, he is responsible for implementing company strategy to build mutually profitable relationships with H. D. Smith’s suppliers, through strong relationships, in coordination with the company’s sales, marketing and purchasing departments. Kuznetsov drives the development and implementation of programs, services and other business solutions to meet the company’s gross margin and profit objectives, while providing customers an outstanding value.

Most recently in the role of vice president, generic pharmaceuticals, Kuznetsov worked to enhance H. D. Smith’s generic pharmaceutical offerings by driving a consistent and comprehensive strategy. In addition to generic sourcing, he was responsible for the commercialization of generics. He developed programs and pricing initiatives to optimize generics for H. D. Smith’s customers.

Kuznetsov joined H. D. Smith in 2012 as vice president, generic pharmaceuticals sourcing, and was responsible for the development, implementation and management of the generic pharmaceuticals sourcing strategy. He led the team in establishing key strategic relationships with trading partners that resulted in H. D. Smith’s competitive generics portfolio. In addition, his team negotiated improved terms and conditions with top trading partners.

Kuznetsov transitions to his new role April 13, 2015.