Chris Lowery joined Owens & Minor in January 2018 as President, Global Products, in conjunction with the acquisition of Halyard Health Inc.’s Surgical & Infection Prevention business. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Halyard Health, Inc. from its spin-off from Kimberly-Clark in November 2014, until December 31, 2017. During his tenure at Halyard, Mr. Lowery was responsible for leading worldwide sales and marketing, research and development, quality assurance, regulatory, and clinical affairs. Prior to serving as Halyard Health’s COO, Mr. Lowery served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kimberly-Clark Health Care, and before that held several senior marketing and sales roles at Covidien, a global health care products company.
President, International since August 2015, and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since joining Owens & Minor in March 2013. Mr. Meier served from 2010 to 2012 as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Teleflex, Inc., a global provider of specialty medical devices. Prior to that, he served as President & Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., from 2007 to 2009, and as Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, and in a variety of other operations roles from 2002 through 2007. Previously Mr. Meier served as Chief Financial Officer and in various other roles at ICN Pharmaceuticals (now Valeant Pharmaceutical Inc.). He also served for a number of years at Schroders & Co (now J.P. Morgan); Smith Barney (now CitiBank); and Manufacturers Hanover (now J.P. Morgan). Mr. Meier currently serves as Lead Director and Chair of Audit Committee of BioMarin Pharmaceuticals. He was a Director of Staar Surgical until June, 2016.
Executive Vice President, North American Operations since joining Owens & Minor in April 2016. Previously, Mr. Kordahi served as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain Operations for Climate, Controls & Security-Americas, a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) from 2008 to 2016. Prior to joining UTC, Kordahi served for four years at Lennox International Inc., as General Manager of Parts & Supplies, North America, where he led the Lennox HVAC aftermarket business in North America. From 2000 to 2004, Kordahi was the Chief Technology Officer for Heatcraft Refrigeration Australia, in Sydney, Australia.
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturer Services since joining Owens & Minor in March 2017. 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.
Senior Vice President, Owens & Minor Europe Operations since May 2016. 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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer since joining Owens & Minor in 2016. Previously, Mr. Olive was Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer of Royal Philips in Amsterdam from 2014 to 2016. Steve served for two years as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Philips Healthcare in Massachusetts from 2012 to 2014.
P. Cody Phipps, 55, joined Owens & Minor as its President & Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2015. He was named Chairman of the Board of Owens & Minor in May 2017. He most recently served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Essendant, Inc. (formerly United Stationers Inc.) from 2011 to 2015. He served as Essendant’s President from 2006 to 2011 and as Senior Vice President, Operations from 2003 to 2006. Previously, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he co-founded and led its Service Strategy and Operations Initiative, which focused on driving operational improvements in complex service and logistics environments. During his tenure at McKinsey, Mr. Phipps provided consulting services to a range of corporate clients across a diverse set of industries, including retail, manufacturing and healthcare. He formerly served on the board of directors of Con-way, Inc. and currently serves on the board of directors of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Mr. Phipps has been a director of the Company since 2015.