Gerry LoDuca To Receive Sasen Leadership Award

September 6, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) announced today that Gerard “Gerry” LoDuca, President and Founder of DUKAL Corporation, is the recipient of the 2018 John F. Sasen Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership, commitment, and service to HIDA and the healthcare products distribution industry.

“Gerry embodies many of the best qualities you look for in an industry leader, including a commitment to his employees, ethics, and transparency,” said HIDA President & CEO Matthew J. Rowan. “His company and character are respected throughout HIDA, largely due to his passion for building trust and maintaining friendships.”

LoDuca founded DUKAL in 1991 and has since built a dedicated staff, strategic relationships, and innovative healthcare products. He has served on the HIDA Educational Foundation Board since 2012.

LoDuca also sits on the Boards for ROi’s Vendor Advisory Council and the Healthcare Manufacturing Management Council (HMMC), where he recently served as President. He and his wife Donna LoDuca support the ANCHOR Program Fund, a year-round recreation program for individuals with disabilities. Donna also serves on ANCHOR’s Board of Directors.

The 2018 John F. Sasen Leadership Award will be presented at the Chairman’s Dinner at the 2018 HIDA Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange, September 25-27, Chicago, IL. For more information on the conference, visit

About HIDA

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is the premier trade association representing medical products distribution. HIDA members offer services that increase the efficiency of the nation's hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, and other healthcare providers. For more information, visit For more information on HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare initiative, visit

About HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange

HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange is the industry’s go-to-market event connecting manufacturers with all the channel and trading partners that direct or influence the selection, contracting, evaluation, sale, and delivery of thousands of medical products and solutions across the care continuum. For more information, visit

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