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John Frederick Derr

John Frederick Derr, American health care products company executive.


  • Derr, John Frederick was born on August 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Harry Louis and Annette Bollow Derr.

  • Education

    • Student, Purdue University, 1958. Student, Indiana University, 1971. Student, Columbia University, 1972.


    • Projects manager, hospital group product manager, director hospital market E.R. Squibb & Sons., Princeton, New Jersey, 1966-1974. Vice president marketing Searle Diagnostics, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1974-1976, vice president imagina marketing products group, general manager, 1977-1980. Vice president, division manager Nuclear and Ultrasound division Siemens Medical Systems, Iselin, New Jersey, 1980.

      Senior vice president marketing international, president International Equipment division National Medical Enterprises, Santa Monica, California, 1981-1982. Executive vice president, Chief Executive Officer, director International Remote Imaging Systems, Chatsworth, 1982-1985. President, Chief Executive Officer the Westlake Group, Westlake Village, 1986-1989.

      General manager Kinamed, Inc., Newbury Park, 1989-1991. President, Chief Executive Officer Metalaoer Technologies, Pleasanton, 1991-1992, Innovative Health Concepts, Inc., Pleasanton, 1993-1996, Juris Doctor & Associates, Pleasanton, 1996-1997. Chief operating officer J.B. Laughrey, Inc., Indianapolis, 1997.

      Vice president marketing Sun Healthcare Systems, Inc., Anacortes, Washington, since 1998. Consultant Siemens Medical Systems, 1986-1989. Member Personal Digital Cellular committee School Pharmacy South Dakota State University, since 1997.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Indiana Graduate School Business Executive Advisory Board, since 1970. Director planning Navel Reserve Region 19, San Diego, 1986-1989. Member president's council Purdue University.

    Member deans advisory board Purdue University School Pharmacy, 1994. Captain United States Navy, 1959-1963, United States Naval Reserve, 1964-1989. Member American Society Consultant Pharmacists, American Society Health Pharmacists, Officers Association, Naval Reserve Association (chairman committee strategic planning since 1996), Purdue University President Council, Purdue Club Los Angeles, Purdue Alumni Association (western regional dirl 1994-1996), Big Ten Club Los Angeles, Sigma Phi Epsilon (national leadership committee, board governors education foundation).


    • Married Polly Laughlin Pease, September 7, 1963. Children; Deborah L., Jennifer B.
    • father: Harry Louis
    • mother: Annette Bollow Derr
    • spouse: Polly Laughlin Pease
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    Born August 23, 1936