Healthcare Shop Names Client Services Chief

NEW YORK Ribotsky Worldwide said it has hired Ray Purkis as senior vice president and director of client services, a new post at the agency.

Ribotsky created this position to further strengthen its offering to clients including day-to-day senior-level strategic consulting, one area in which Purkis has specific expertise, the shop said.

Purkis had been a vp with with Integrated Communications Corp. in Parsippany, N.J., where he oversaw both promotional and medical education efforts for several key pharmaceutical and medical device clients. He has also held various posts at Havas’ Euro RSCG, Health Products Research and Schering-Plough.

Independently owned Ribotsky is based in Somerset, N.J., and provides advertising design, sales and Web services.

—Adweek staff report