* Names James Shelton interim CEO
* Says Joel Gemunder retired on July 31
Aug 2 Omnicare Inc OCR.N named James Shelton
its interim Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Joel Gemunder,
who retired on July 31.
Gemunder, who has been with the healthcare company for
nearly 30 years, had been its chairman since May 1981 and CEO
since May 2001.
Shelton, who has served as chief executive of Triad
Hospitals, will assume the responsibilities of president and
chief executive on an interim basis until a permanent
replacement is named, the company said.
Shares of the company closed at $24.63 Friday on the New
York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Anand Basu in Bangalore; Editing by Don