Rubicon is pleased to formally introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Terry Stychin. Terry joins Rubicon with a wealth of experience in the Pharmacy industry that positions us to continue to expand across Western Canada. Terry will support our people towards the achievement of Rubicon’s mission, strategy and goals, while embracing our unique culture and our ‘Care before Commerce’ mindset.
Terry was born and raised in a small town, just north of Edmonton. There, he learned the principles of business, customer service, and the value of building customer loyalty “customer for life” from his father, who owned and operated a service station and garage for 30 years. Terry took over the family business after his father’s passing, and sold it several years later before going on to pursue his post-secondary education. Graduating from NAIT in 1989 with honours in Business Administration Diploma, Terry then spent 20 years in the Distribution & Supply industry. In 2008 he joined McKesson as Director of Sales for Western Canada. Terry was quickly promoted to Assistant VP Pharmaceutical distribution in 2012, and then promoted again in 2013 to Regional VP for Western Canada. In 2014 Terry moved to the retail side of pharmacy as President of Medicine Shoppe Canada, and in 2015 with the acquisition of Remedy’sRx, Terry integrated both chains into McKesson, and continued as President of both Remedy’sRx and Medicine Shoppe. Terry took over the reigns as President of Guardian, I.D.A. and the rest of the retail enterprise in English Canada, overseeing 2,000 plus members and franchisee’s in 2018.
The important business lessons that Terry learned from his father have served him well throughout his entire career. Those lessons are closely aligned with what we strive for at Rubicon, where we value customer service, work to build loyalty, and provide leading pharmacy care. Terry brings to Rubicon a unique perspective, with experience that touches all areas of pharmacy; from distribution, pharmacy operations, to retail across many successful pharmacy chains, with an emphasis on ‘Care before Commerce’.
We remain focused on the future, and the many exciting opportunities to come. Please join us in welcoming Terry Stychin to the Rubicon family!