Building on decades of work in the pharmaceutical industry, Terrell Herring serves Mission Pharmacal as commercial operations president. In addition, he fulfills the responsibilities of president of its subsidiary firm Alamo Pharma Services. Terrell Herring is the recipient of a 2017 Red Jacket, the highest honor bestowed by the trade industry publication PharmaVOICE.
In 2014, the magazine celebrated 10 years of its PharmaVOICE 100, in which it names the most successful, effective, and inspiring executives in the field. That year, its leadership created the ultimate honor, the Red Jacket, to acknowledge those who have served the industry with special distinction. The award serves, in effect, as a hall of fame for pharmaceutical executives. Only individuals who have previously earned a ranking on the PharmaVOICE 100 are eligible.
After appearances on the publication’s 100 lists in 2007 and 2008, Mr. Herring was one of only seven people in his industry distinguished with the Red Jacket in 2017. In presenting him with this award, PharmaVOICE noted in particular his effectiveness in fostering collaborative and respectful working relationships, as well as his solutions-focused approach.
The Red Jacket award’s creators emphasize their goal of promoting greater vision, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking throughout their market sector.
An experienced executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Terrell “Terry” Herring has provided crucial operational guidance to support America’s private healthcare sector. Since 2010, Terrell Herring has served as the president of commercial operations at Mission Pharmacal Company, the parent company of BexR Logistix, a third party logistics provider that’s steadily expanding its foothold in the country.
BexR is based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and operates a distribution facility in Boerne, Texas, and a telesales center in Broomfield, Colorado. BexR originally provided warehousing, telesales, distribution, and logistical support to companies in the pharmaceutical industry. However, because of the industry’s increasing regulatory requirements and sophisticated standards, BexR has grown to offer additional services including:
– Secure storage featuring environmental control of humidity and temperature
– High-tech warehouse inventory and end-to-end supply chain management that features an online portal for real-time tracking
– Regulatory compliance guidance
– Accounting and financial support
BexR’s growing list of service offerings has seen it attract more companies, including some operating outside of pharmaceuticals. They include providers of golf equipment, tricycles, fly fishing equipment, yoga gear, wooden puzzles, hair care products, and sunscreen.
March of Dimes
A pharmaceutical executive with Mission Pharmacal and all of its subsidiaries, Terrell “Terry” Herring balances his professional activities with various charitable pursuits. Over the years, Terrell Herring has dedicated his time and resources to several organizations, including March of Dimes.
In a recent press release, March of Dimes announced its status as one of three organizations recognized by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation for its commitment to avoiding preventable deaths. For the past three years, the foundation has recognized health care organizations for their work to prevent patient deaths as part of its dedication to achieving zero preventable deaths by 2020. The other two honorees for 2017 were Hospital Quality Institute and the Newborn Foundation.
With commitments projected to save up to 7,005 lives annually, March of Dimes tops the list of 2017 winners. The organization’s actions toward preventing avoidable deaths were in the areas of maternal immunizations, newborn screenings, and preterm birth interventions.
As a reward for their work, leaders of March of Dimes, Hospital Quality Institute, and the Newborn Foundation were invited to take part in a fishing trip with former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The trip took place October 13-15, 2017.
Bridging the Gap
Since 2010, Terrell Herring has worked as president of commercial operations at Mission Pharmacal, a pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2011, he has simultaneously served as president of the Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based Mission Pharmacal affiliate Alamo Pharma Services. Outside of his professional life, Terrell Herring supports organizations including Bridging the Gap Africa, where he serves on the board of directors.
Bridging the Gap Africa (BtGA) is a nonprofit organization that helps rural communities in Kenya build footbridges to cross otherwise impassable rivers. The organization’s founders recognized that the impossibility of crossing dangerous floodwaters often prevented rural Kenyans from getting life-saving support, access to educational facilities, and transport to the market to sell their crops.
Through BtGA, the footbridge recipients are involved in each step of the bridge-building process. The community begins by seeking BtGA’s assistance. BtGA then works with the community to incorporate volunteers into the project, gathering materials and raising a portion of the costs. BtGA provides financial assistance as well as technical expertise, overseeing the community’s construction of the footbridge. Once complete, the community claims ownership of the bridge through a formal ceremony that includes singing, speeches, food, and gifts.
To find out how you can contribute to Bridging the Gap Africa, visit www.bridgingthegapafrica.org.
March for Babies
Terrell Herring, an executive for both Mission Pharmacal based in San Antonio, Texas and its subsidiary Alamo Pharma Services, extends his professional interest in healthcare to charitable activities outside of work. As commercial operations president at Mission Pharmacal and as a private citizen, Terrell Herring supports the March of Dimes Foundation® and its signature fundraiser, March for Babies. As a corporate sponsor, Mission Pharmacal commits time and money to support the March of Dimes Foundation’s mission to give babies a healthy start.
This year, Mission Pharmacal kicked off its March for Babies fundraising campaign in February, culminating with a march in San Antonio in mid-May. According to its website, the March of Dimes Foundation carries out its mission through research, education, and community service programs nationwide. Mission Pharmacal partners with the Foundation to raise awareness among women about the importance of folic acid intake before and during pregnancy to prevent birth defects of the brain and spine. As a March of Dimes Foundation partner the past eight years, Mission Pharmacal has raised more than $2.1 million for its initiatives.
Currently serving as the president of Alamo Pharma Services in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Terrell “Terry” Herring oversees the marketing and growth of the company. Terrell “Terry” Herring also serves as the current president of commercial operations for San Antonio-based Mission Pharmacal Company (Mission), where he manages the daily operations and determines which healthcare products the company needs to promote.
Started in 1946, Mission was established to help improve family lives with high-quality, innovative products that include over-the-counter drugs along with prescription medications. Mission is well-known for its healthcare products dealing with dermatology and women’s health.
Mission produces a number of healthcare products across several therapeutic areas including urology, pediatrics, and women’s health. Mission also has several wholly-owned subsidiaries including Alamo Pharma Services, BioComp Pharma, BexR Logistix, EPIC Fulfillment, ProSolus, and Espada Dermatology. Espada offers both prescription and non-prescription products including Glyderm, a skincare product that helps skin texture look healthier and younger. Glyderm comes in a variety of applications, ranging from face cleanser and mist to hand, body, and face lotion.
Bridging the Gap
The president of commercial operations at Mission Pharmacal, Terrell (“Terry”) Herring also lends his time and expertise to charitable undertakings. Terrell Herring serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit organization, Bridging the Gap Africa (BtGA).
BtGA assists local communities in building footbridges across dangerous rivers in rural areas of Kenya. These footbridges have a powerful positive impact in the local communities. Aside from allowing for safe river passage, preventing drowning, and providing an unimpeded route to schools and health care centers, they also improve economic activity.
Just as important, BtGA helps communities help themselves. Local communities must initiate their own bridge undertaking by requesting assistance from BtGA. While the nonprofit provides financial and technical support in building a safe footbridge, the local community must raise a portion of the footbridge cost and enlist volunteer labor for rock and sand gathering to be used for the bridge footings. After project completion, ownership of the bridge is turned over to the local community.