RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2018--
& Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) announced today the appointment of
Joseph S. Pekala as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
(CIO), effective December 10, 2018. Pekala will serve on Owens & Minor’s
leadership team, reporting directly to Robert C. Sledd, Chairman and
Interim President & CEO.
As CIO, Pekala will lead Owens & Minor’s global technology organization
with a focus on driving transformation and growth. He will be
responsible for the overall technology direction of Owens & Minor’s
products, services, and internal initiatives. Pekala and his team will
be responsible for global IT services, platform delivery, and technology.
“Technology is a key enabler of Owens & Minor’s modernization and
globalization strategy,” said Sledd. “Joseph is a high-energy,
transformative CIO with a proven track record of adding value to the IT
function. Further differentiation of our technology offering is part of
our strategy, and I feel confident that Joseph is the leader who will
make this happen.”
For the previous four years, 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, Pekala served as CIO for Graphic Packaging Holding
Company, where he worked for 15 years. An experienced IT executive,
Pekala brings 25 years’ experience in transforming and leading
technology teams to Owens & Minor.
Pekala earned his MBA in International Management from the University of
Georgia and his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mercer University.
He will join the Owens & Minor team in Richmond, VA.
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare solutions company
with integrated technologies, products, and services aligned to deliver
significant and sustained value for healthcare providers and
manufacturers across the continuum of care. With 17,000 dedicated
teammates serving healthcare industry customers in 90 countries, Owens &
Minor helps to reduce total costs across the supply chain by optimizing
episode and point-of-care performance, freeing up capital and clinical
resources, and managing contracts to optimize financial performance. A
FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor has annualized revenues of
approximately $10 billion, including contributions from Halyard Health
S&IP. Founded in 1882, Owens & Minor has operated continuously from its
Richmond, Virginia, headquarters. Today, the company now has
distribution, production, customer service and sales facilities located
across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. For more information
about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com,
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Source: Owens & Minor
Director, Media Relations