Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (February 2023) –Fruth Pharmacy Store Manager, Ray Kilgore, is the annual recipient of Fruth Pharmacy’s Manager of the Year Award.
Fruth Pharmacy celebrates the accomplishments of employees each year, presenting awards to outstanding individuals who embody what it means to go beyond for our stores and communities.
Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy visited the Huntington area to recognize the top 3 managers in the Fruth chain for 2022. Ray Kilgore, from the 7th Avenue Huntington store was named Manager of the Year.
Shauna Kerns, manager at Camden Rd. in Huntington and Kim Donahoe, Proctorville Ohio manager, were recognized as finalists.
Kim has been a manager at the Proctorville location for many years. Kim has been very successful in her role with Fruth Pharmacy and has been a finalist many times for the Manager of the Year Award. Kim won that award in 2018. Kim was also part of the award winning team in Proctorville in 2021 for the World of Difference award. Kim is often referred to as the “heroine” of the Proctorville store. “Kim is unselfish and is quick to share any praise with her team,” says Lynne Fruth.
Shauna began her career at Fruth in Ironton. She rose to the position of Assistant Manager and then Manager quickly. Shauna has been a road warrior for Fruth, serving as Store Manager in several Fruth locations. She currently manages the Huntington store on Camden Ave. Shauna never remains still, she is always on the go working, training, and assisting others. “Where Shauna goes, success and excellence will follow. She is a shining example of what a Fruth manager should be”, stated Lynne Fruth.
Ray is a retail veteran having worked for several companies throughout the years. He is currently the Store Manager at the Huntington store located on 7th Avenue. Ray’s employees say, “Ray is the friendliest manager we have ever had, and he is overall just an outstanding person, he has taught us a lot.”
In addition, Assistant Manager, Michelle Callicoat, also of the 7th Avenue location was a finalist in the Fruth Associate of the Year Award.
Fruth commented, “we are very blessed to have so many outstanding leaders working in our greater Huntington market. This is a great group of employees who regularly work together to improve all stores.”
Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 28 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy is proud to be your Hometown Family Pharmacy since 1952.