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Able Employee Spotlight: Derek Butler
In this month's employee spotlight, we give an inside look at one of our Pharma leads, Derek Butler!
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For our first employee spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Derek Butler, a seasoned professional in the Pharmaceutical logistics industry who currently leads as the Pharma Director at AF Pharma Solutions, the Pharma division of Able Freight. Derek’s over 15 years of experience have played acritical role in the growing success of our Pharma division.

Journey in Pharma Logistics

We sat down with Derek to learn more about his experience in the Pharmaceutical logistics sector and what interested him in the field. With a career spanning over a decade and a half, he admires the industry’s innovation and unwavering dedication to improving healthcare outcomes.

As a rapidly growing division of Able Freight, AF Pharma Solutions has come a long way thanks to Derek and his team. He has spearheaded numerous projects that have significantly enhanced operational efficiency and compliance. One of the projects that Derek takes pride in is developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that have standardized the handling of pharmaceutical products, ensuring consistent quality and safety.

Unique Aspects of the AF Pharma Team

Regarding his team, Derek is particularly proud of their extensive knowledge and experience within the pharma logistics industry, their growing innovative approach to logistics solutions and their unwavering wavering commitment to customer satisfaction.

For clients and partners of AF Pharma, Derek wants to emphasize more on the three core aspects of working with his team that he wants our customers to know:

1. Expertise in Pharmaceutical Logistics:The team's extensive experience ensures a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations and best practices.

2. Innovation in Solutions: Leveraging cutting-edge technology to optimize supply chain efficiency and ensure the safehandling of pharmaceutical products.

3. Commitment to Customer Satisfaction: Personalized and reliable service is the cornerstone of their operations, tailored to meet each client's unique needs.

Life Beyond Work

Moving away from the fast-paced environment of the logistics industry, Derek tells us his favorite way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of work is to spend quality moments with his wonderful family. Whether going on outdoor adventures, enjoying family dinners, or simply relaxing at home, being with his wife and three daughters brings him immense joy and fulfillment outside his work in the pharma logistics industry.

Highlighting Our Customers

Derek Butler’s dedication to AF Pharma Solutions and the pharmaceutical logistics industry is a testament to his expertise, passion, and leadership. The AF Pharma’s team contribution continues to put Able Freight where it is now. At Able, we stand by our statement that our employees are at the heart of what we do, whether carefully inspecting the conditions of ourshipments and equipment or being on call 24/7 to meet our customers’ needs in whatever time zone they are in.

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