SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2015) - United Allergy Services (UAS), the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services within primary care settings, today announced that the board of directors has appointed Thomas Thill as CEO effective Aug. 18, 2015. Thill, a longtime healthcare industry veteran, replaces Kevin Johnson, who will continue to be involved with UAS in an advisory capacity.
"I am very confident in the future of United Allergy Services with Tom Thill as the company's CEO," said Kevin Johnson, outgoing chief executive officer. "He has the unanimous support of the Board of Directors and was groomed for this role as part of our succession planning process. Tom and I have worked together to strengthen operations and to address challenges facing the business. Now is the perfect time for Tom to become United Allergy's next chief executive officer."
As the previous senior vice president of operations at UAS, Thill worked closely with Johnson and the leadership team over the past year to improve year-over-year lab productivity and secure significant contracts with large healthcare systems.
"Kevin led the company through a critical operational development period, for which we are grateful," explained UAS Board Chairman Paul A. Bell. "Now, Tom will use his considerable marketing, sales, and operational experience to lead UAS to its vision of revolutionizing allergy care in America. Tom has successfully served in multiple leadership roles during his tenure with UAS and his extensive knowledge of our business makes him the right leader for our next chapter. This leadership transition is part of United Allergy's progression as a company."
Thill has worked with Johnson to ensure a smooth transition and is optimistic about the opportunity to make impactful change within the organization. "United Allergy Services is a disruptive company at the forefront of its industry. I'm proud and honored to be leading such an exceptional team of people who are focused and energized by our mission of revolutionizing allergy care," said Thomas Thill, incoming chief executive officer, UAS. "In partnership with our physicians, I am confident that we will continue to improve the accessibility and delivery of allergy care to patients across the nation."
Thill, who earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Michigan, has more than 18 years in the healthcare field. He has held positions in sales, marketing and operations with Eli Lilly, KCI, Stryker and Pfizer, and has operated his own business.
About United Allergy Services
United Allergy Services (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians, pulmonologists, ENT physicians, pediatricians, internal medicine physicians, and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS' complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Technician staffing and training; quality assurance and compliance; and supply and inventory management. By collaborating with physicians to safely administer allergy testing and shots, UAS has assisted the expansion of access to effective allergy care for hundreds of thousands of patients that suffer from seasonal and perennial allergies.
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