Management

Edward A. Pesicka
President & Chief Executive Officer of Owens & Minor

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.

Charles C. Colpo
Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships

Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships since May 2018. Mr. Colpo was assigned to operational oversight of Owens & Minor Europe in 2014. He served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships from August 2013 to May 2016. From March 2012 until August 2013, Mr. Colpo served as Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Colpo served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Colpo served as Executive Vice President, Administration from 2008 until 2010 and as Senior Vice President, Operations, from 1999 until 2008. He has been with the company since 1981.

Erika T. Davis
Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer since October 2016. From August 2015 to October 2016, Ms. Davis served as Senior Vice President & Corporate Chief of Staff. Prior to that Ms. Davis served as Senior Vice President, Administration & Operations from August 2013 to August 2015.  Prior to that, Ms. Davis served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, from 2001 until August 2013. Ms. Davis has been with the company since 1993.

Jonathan A. Leon
Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer

Mr. Leon was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer of Owens & Minor in May 2018. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Treasurer, after joining Owens & Minor in January of 2017. Before joining Owens & Minor, Mr. Leon worked for the Brinks Company for nine years, beginning in 2008, where he served as Treasurer. He has extensive experience in treasury management. Mr. Leon earned his degree at the University of Connecticut.

Christopher Lowery
President, Global Products
Chris Lowery, who joined Owens & Minor with the acquisition of Halyard Health’s Surgical & Infection Prevention business, is President of the Global Products Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of Owens & Minor. The transaction closed early in the second quarter of 2018. Chris is responsible for leading worldwide sales and marketing, research and development, quality assurance, regulatory, and clinical affairs for the business unit.
 
As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Halyard Health’s Surgical & Infection Prevention business, Chris was responsible for the same worldwide functions. Prior to joining Halyard Health, Chris served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kimberly-Clark Health Care, where he was responsible for strategic direction, as well as sales and marketing execution globally. In this role, Chris led both the medical device and surgical and infection prevention segments of the health care business.
 
Chris joined Kimberly-Clark Health Care as Vice President of Medical Devices in 2010. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Chris held several senior marketing and sales roles at Covidien, a global health care products company. He has more than 18 years ofexperience in the medical device and supply industry.
 
Chris graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering. He subsequently served six years in various roles as a nuclear submarine officer.
 
Michael W. Lowry
Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Lowry was named Chief Accounting Officer in June 2018. Mr. Lowry, who joined Owens & Minor in 1988, has held a variety of leadership positions on the Finance Team at Owens & Minor. He previously served as Senior Vice President & Controller from 2013 to 2018. Before that, Mr. Lowry served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2013. 
Geoff Marlatt
Senior Vice President, Manufacturer Services

Senior Vice President, Manufacturer Services since September 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Marlatt served as Regional Vice President, Provider Services, West Region.  Prior to that, Mr. Marlatt served as Vice President, OM Solutions from 2006 to 2012. Before joining Owens & Minor in 2006, Mr. Marlatt held leadership positions with McKesson, Johnson & Johnson Ethicon, Medtronic and the Global Healthcare Exchange.

Stuart Morris-Hipkins
President, Global Solutions

Named President, Global Solutions of Owens & Minor in 2018, Mr. Morris-Hipkins joined Owens & Minor in March 2017 as Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturer Services. A senior executive with more than 20 years of global leadership experience, Mr. Morris-Hipkins previously worked for Smith and Nephew, PLC, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager from 2014 to 2017.  Prior to that, he worked for Smiths Group, PLC, where he held a number of positions including the most recent role of Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Smiths Medical from 2010 to 2014. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Morris-Hipkins was President, Smiths Medical North America. At Owens & Minor, Mr. Morris-Hipkins is responsible for the company’s domestic and international manufacturer services business, strategic supply management, and global sourcing.

 

Shana C. Neal
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer since joining Owens & Minor in 2018. A global Human Resources professional, Ms. Neal worked for Becton Dickinson (BD), where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Life Sciences Segment, a $4B+ global business unit. Additionally, Ms. Neal led the organization and talent integration for BD’s acquisitions of Bard and CareFusion. Over the course of her career, she has acquired experience in the medical device industry, global manufacturing, and mergers & acquisitions. She developed a proven track record of success in change management, performance management, executive coaching, and building and executing growth strategies.

Nicholas J. Pace
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2018. After joining Owens & Minor in 2016, Mr. Pace served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in May 2018. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Pace served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Landmark Health, LLC from July-December 2015.  From January 2014 to July 2015, he served in simultaneous roles of Senior Vice President, Strategy & General Counsel of Landmark Health, LLC and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel of Avalon Health Services, LLC, two healthcare companies sponsored by the private equity firm Francisco Partners. From March to October 2013, Mr. Pace served as Executive Vice President, Operations & Compliance for Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. Prior to that role, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Amerigroup Corporation, where he worked from 2006-2013. 
Joseph S. Pekala
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO) since joining Owens & Minor in 2018. A seasoned Information Technology professional, Mr. Pekala serves on the company’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to Robert C. Sledd, Chairman and Interim President & CEO. For the previous four years, Mr. Pekala served as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for ACCO Brands, Inc., a global provider of branded business and consumer products, where he led a successful transformation of the information technology (IT) function. Prior to joining ACCO, Mr. Pekala served as CIO for Graphic Packaging Holding Company, where he worked for 15 years. An experienced IT executive, Mr. Pekala brings 25 years’ experience in transforming and leading technology teams to Owens & Minor.

Robert K. Snead
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Snead was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Owens & Minor, effective December 6, 2018. Prior to that, he served as Group VP of Finance – Global Solutions and as Interim Financial Officer from June 1, 2018 to December 2018. After joining Owens & Minor as Vice President of Corporate Development in 2010, Mr. Snead assumed roles of increasing responsibility in strategic planning, corporate development and later as treasurer of the company. Prior to joining Owens & Minor, Mr. Snead served as a director in the mergers and acquisitions group of Barclays Capital in New York. Mr. Snead earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School.