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Dennis Daar Receives First Ever FAH Expo Lifetime Achievement Award

This week, FAH presented the first ever Exposition Lifetime Achievement Award to Dennis Daar, Managing Partner of Medical Strategies International.

Dennis has been a member of the Expo Committee since 1989 – making him the longest serving ever. During the past, 33 years, he has served as Chair several times and led several subcommittees.

“His institutional knowledge is invaluable. And I have to admit – I don’t think I could do this without his guidance and can-do spirit. Dennis has been doing this so long he is even considered an honorary FAH employee and is recognized as – by far – the biggest supporter of our annual exposition,” said Kerry Price, FAH’s Senior Vice President of Operations.

Dennis has been in the medical supply and device industry for more than 40 years. For the past 22 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, and gaining and implementing agreements with GPO’s, IDN’s, RPC’s, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior to MSI, Dennis held senior management positions at Stryker, SSI/Hill-Rom, Inc., STERIS/Hausted, and Skytron.

Aside from his work with FAH, he has been part of Association of National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), and Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA.