Mr. Sledd was named Chairman in November 2018 and has been a director of Owens & Minor since 2007. He most recently served as Interim President and CEO from November 2018 to March 2019. Prior to his appointment as Chairman he served as a member of the Executive and Audit Committees and Chairman of the Compensation & Benefits Committee. He brings over two decades of experience in distribution as Chairman and CEO of Performance Food Group Co. (“PFG”), a foodservice distribution company he co-founded in 1987. Under his leadership, PFG became the third largest foodservice distributor in the U.S. with a significant private label offering to both the retail and foodservice markets. Mr. Sledd served as Chief Executive Officer of publicly-traded PFG from 1987 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2006, and as Chairman from 1995 until 2008.
Mr. Sledd most recently served as a Managing Partner of Pinnacle Ventures, LLC and Sledd Properties, LLC. Prior to that, he spent four years as Senior Economic Advisor to the former Governor of Virginia and was responsible for development of Virginia’s strategic economic development plan and oversight in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce.
Mr. Sledd has served on the Board of Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) since 2009, and is Chairman of the Pension Investment Committee, as well as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. He also serves as a Director of Pool Corporation (NASDAQ: POOL), a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products, and is a member of the company’s Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Sledd previously spent seven years as a member of the Board of Bon Secours Health System, including four as Chairman.
Mr. Sledd holds a B.A. degree from the University of Tennessee.
Mark A. Beck is the co-founder and CEO of B-Square Precision, LLC, a private company engaged in the acquisition and management of companies that manufacture high-precision tools, dies, molds and components. Mr. Beck currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of IDEX Corporation, a global applied solutions business with a focus on health, safety and fluid handling technologies, including its Health & Science Technologies segment. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, from November 2015 to February 2018, and was a director of JELD-WEN from May 2016 to February 2018. Prior to JELD-WEN, Mr. Beck served as an Executive Vice President at Danaher Corporation, leading Danaher’s water quality and dental programs, beginning in April 2014. Previously, he spent 18 years with Corning Incorporated in a series of management positions with increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President overseeing Corning’s environmental technologies and life science units in July 2012. He formerly served on the board of directors of Dow-Corning Corporation from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Beck was appointed to the Board on August 7, 2019.
Mr. Pesicka was named president & chief executive officer of Owens & Minor, effective March 7, 2019, and was appointed to the board of directors at the same time. Prior to that, Mr. Pesicka served as an independent consultant and advisor in the healthcare, life science and distribution industries since January 2016. From January 2000 through April 2015, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a $17 billion manufacturer and supplier of a range of products to the research, healthcare, industrial and safety markets, including most recently as chief commercial officer & senior vice president. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. Pesicka spent eight years at TRW Inc., in a variety of finance roles and three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.
Mark F. McGettrick, retired in December 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Ofﬁcer of Dominion Energy Inc., a position he has held since June 2009. In addition, Mr. McGettrick previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Ofﬁcer and a member of the board of directors of Dominion Energy Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of Dominion Energy Midstream Partners, LP, from March 2014 until 2018. From January 2003 to 2009, Mr. McGettrick served as Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of the company’s Dominion Generation operating segment. Mr. McGettrick joined Dominion Energy, Inc. in 1980 and during his tenure has held a variety of other management positions in distribution design, accounting, customer service and generation. He currently serves on the board of directors of Virginia Electric and Power Company and Dominion Energy Gas Holdings, LLC, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Dominion Energy, Inc. Mr. McGettrick was appointed to the Board on March 1, 2018.
Eddie N. Moore, Jr., retired in 2017 as President and Chief Executive Ofﬁcer of Norfolk State University, a position he held since January 2015. From 2011 to 2012, he served as President of St. Paul’s College. He is President Emeritus of Virginia State University after serving as its President from 1993 to 2010. Prior to leading Virginia State University, Mr. Moore served as state treasurer for the Commonwealth of Virginia, heading the Department of the Treasury and serving on ﬁfteen state boards and authorities. He also serves on the board of directors of Universal Corporation. Mr. Moore has been a director of the Company since 2005.
Anne Marie Whittemore, is a retired partner in the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP where she was a partner from 1977 through 2018. She also formally served on the board of directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and Albemarle Corporation and is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Ms. Whittemore has been a director of the Company since 1991 and served as lead director from 2014 though April 2019.