Galvan Promoted to Vice President of Operations

April 17th, 2017 by fruthpharmacy

Point Pleasant, W.Va. (January 10, 2017) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce John Galvan, former Director of Operations, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations.

Galvan joined Fruth Pharmacy in 2011.  John was awarded this promotion, in part, due to increasing sales and profit for Fruth Pharmacy over the past year.

Galvan oversees the Front End Operations, Marketing, Maintenance, Purchasing, and Warehouse departments at Fruth Pharmacy. He is responsible for the management of over 400 employees. He also oversees construction and remodels of Fruth locations.  He recently passed all tests to become a licensed WV General Building Contractor.

During his tenure with Fruth, Galvan has helped bring Fruth’s current store count to 30. He has been instrumental in increasing circular production and expanding into various new forms of advertising for Fruth.  In his spare time, Galvan serves as a category manager/buyer for beer and wine sales, greeting cards, newspapers, and magazines.  He also helped bring the craft beer industry to Fruth’s Charleston location. Local Charleston and WV breweries’ beers are now available for purchase on a regular basis.

Galvan holds a BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University and is also a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician.  He has over 19 years experience in operations and marketing.  He held a corporate position with Walgreens before making the move to Fruth.

John resides in West Virginia with his wife and 2 daughters.

“It’s nice to be recognized for the hard work you put into a job you enjoy.  I enjoy working for Fruth, due to its family atmosphere and community involvement.  You can see when you make a difference.  Things move fast in the Fruth environment and a lot can be accomplished in a short time period,” Galvan shared about his promotion.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company with 30 stores in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit our website at

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