John F. Sasen Leadership Award

HIDA recognizes and awards superior performance, contribution, and leadership within the healthcare distribution industry. These prestigious awards are presented once a year to honor individuals for their professionalism and lasting commitment to the medical products industry.

To honor and celebrate John Sasen’s immeasurable contributions to the distribution industry, HIDA renamed the HIDA Industry Award of Distinction to the John F. Sasen Leadership Award. The award recognizes exceptional individuals who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, commitment and service that made John Sasen an icon in the healthcare distribution industry. Click here to learn more.

2021 John F. Sasen Leadership Award Recipient

John F. Sasen Leadership Award Recipient: Michael D. Abney, Jr.

Michael D. Abney, Jr.
SVP North America Commercial Operations
Quidel

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Watch as Quidel President & CEO Douglas Bryant presents the 2021 John F. Sasen Leadership Award to Michael D. Abney, Jr., SVP North America Commercial Operations, Quidel.

Previous Honorees

2019
David Myers

David Myers
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2018
Gerry LoDuca

Gerry LoDuca
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2017
Andrea Logan

Andrea Logan
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2016
Mark Seitz

Mark Seitz
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2015
Yates Farris

Yates Farris
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2014
Brad Connett

Brad Connett
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2013
John F. Sasen

John F. Sasen
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About John F. Sasen

Learn more about John Sasen in the video below. John was also an avid fisherman, who connected life lessons and business philosophies to those from his favorite pastime. In fishing, business, and life, his objective was always to remove as much chance and luck from the equation as possible — check out John Sasen’s 6 Rules Of Fishing.