Brad Connett Receives John F. Sasen Leadership Award

September 26, 2014

Brad Connett

Alexandria, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association announced today that it will honor Brad Connett Vice President and General Manager—Medical Sales, Henry Schein, with the 2014 John F. Sasen Leadership Award. The award recognizes exceptional individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, commitment, and service to the healthcare products distribution industry.

Connett has been a member of HIDA’s Board of Directors since 2005, and served as Chairman in 2011. He was instrumental in forming HIDA’s Leadership Development Group (LDG), which brings together future healthcare industry leaders from both manufacturer and distributor companies to exchange ideas, network and support industry initiatives.

“Brad is universally respected in the industry,” said HIDA President & CEO Matthew J. Rowan. “HIDA is proud to recognize his enormous industry contributions with this award.” 

“Brad truly embodies the strategic focus and passion needed to advance the healthcare distribution industry,” added HIDA Board Chairman Dave Myers. “His leadership within his company, HIDA, and the industry makes him an ideal recipient for this award—he is a great example of the many qualities John Sasen brought to all of us.”

The 2014 John F. Sasen Leadership Award will be presented at the Chairman’s Dinner at HIDA’s 2014 Streamlining Healthcare Conference, September 30-October 2, Chicago.

About HIDA
The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is the premier trade association representing medical products distribution. HIDA members primarily serve the nation’s hospital, long term care, and physician/alternate care markets. For more information, visit