Mr. Sledd has been a director of Owens & Minor since 2007 and most recently served until his appointment as Interim President and CEO 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.