Talyst Names Carla Corkern Chief Executive Officer

Talyst, a leader in pharmacy automation, has named Carla Corkern to the position of Chief Executive Officer. She has been with the company for two years, serving as Chief Operating Officer, then Interim Chief Executive Officer. She also serves on Talyst’s Board of Directors.

“As an executive who has built highly successful technology companies, Carla is ideally positioned to advance Talyst’s growth path,” explained Elliot Hayes, of AIG Investments and Talyst board chairman. “She has already led many of the company’s largest ongoing initiatives, aimed at refining our delivery and service processes for acute-care and launching into new growth markets.”

“Supporting our pharmacy and hospital administration users is our highest priority, and one for which the market potential remains strong,” Corkern noted. “We are proud of our leadership position in the category, providing more installations of pharmacy automation systems and equipment than any major competitor last year. Our continued investment in customer support, research and development speaks to the potential we see for the category. And increasingly, our hospital customers are seeking to take the advantages of our technology into other care environments where they provide medications.”


As COO at Talyst, Corkern managed the day-to-day operations of the company, including the functions of software development, production, installation, systems integration, customer training, field service and customer support. She was appointed Interim CEO in May of this year.

Corkern has more than 18 years of experience in high technology and supply chain management. Before joining Talyst, she served as chief operations officer at Vykor, Inc., a leading company in the management of the aerospace supply chain. She contributed to a plan that raised $28 million in venture capital funding and managed the company’s software development, customer support, training and professional services. Prior to that, she served as a general manager for Netegrity’s portal business and focused on integrating DataChannel into Netegrity.

About Talyst

Talyst enables the intelligent pharmacy. The company provides automated systems to hospitals and other centralized pharmacies to improve accuracy and patient safety, while reducing costs and increasing productivity. Talyst equipment and its AutoPharm(R) software are used to package, barcode, store and track medication inventories. The company has more than 300 hospital and integrated healthcare system customers.

For more information, see http://www.talyst.com or call 877-4-Talyst (877-482-5978).

The company has been named for the second year to the “Inc. 500” ranking of the country’s fastest growing private companies. Each of the past three years, Puget Sound Business Journal has ranked Talyst among the fastest growing companies in Washington State. The company was also honored by Fast Company magazine’s “Fast 50 Reader Favorites” list, honoring innovative, progressive enterprises.

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