Management

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

Ed 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, Ed 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, Ed spent eight years at TRW Inc., in a variety of finance roles and three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.

Jeffrey Jochims
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff joined Owens & Minor as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Solutions, in April 2019. He was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in November 2019. Previously, Jeff served for four years as an executive consultant and board member to firms focused on Life Sciences industries. He also previously served on the board of Sarnova, based in Columbus, Ohio, from 2018- 2019 prior to joining Owens & Minor. Sarnova serves the product needs of the emergency medical services and acute care markets. Since 2017, Jeff has also served on the board of Protochips, a leader in the development and installation of durable goods and consumables for the electron microscopy market. From 2015 to 2018, Jeff was a co-founder and principal of 4C Measures, a technology start-up firm. Before that, Jeff served for 14 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific in positions of increasing authority. He rose to the position of president of Fisher Safety & Fisher Scientific Divisions.

Jonathan A. Leon
Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer

Jon 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, Jon worked for the Brinks Company for nine years, beginning in 2008, where he served as Treasurer. He has extensive experience in treasury management. Jon earned his degree at the University of Connecticut.

Andy Long
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Andy was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Owens & Minor, effective November 11, 2019. Previously, served as CEO of Insys Therapeutics, Inc. Before serving as CEO, Andy was the company’s CFO for two years. Prior to joining Insys Therapeutics, Andy spent two years as SVP of Global Finance for Patheon, a $2 billion private equity-backed provider of contract manufacturing services to the bio-pharma industry. He also served as VP of Global Finance for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Customer Channels Group. Long holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree in finance, marketing, international business and operations management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Indiana University.

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 of experience 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

Mike was named Chief Accounting Officer in June 2018. Mike, 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, Mike served as Treasurer from 2009 to 2013.

Shana C. Neal
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2020. After joining Owens & Minor in March 2018, Shana was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. A global Human Resources executive, Shana worked for Becton Dickinson (BD), a $17B global medical device & technology company, from 2005 to 2018 in a variety of senior leadership roles, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of their $4B+ Life Sciences Segment. Additionally, Shana successfully led the organization and talent integration for (Bard and CareFusion) the two largest acquisitions in BD’s history. 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 & Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2018. After joining Owens & Minor in 2016, Nick served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in May 2018. Prior to joining the company, Nick 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, Nick 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.

Mark Zacur
Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

Mark joined Owens & minor as Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer in June 2019, and was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer in November 2019. With an extensive history of driving above market growth, Mark previously served as Vice President & General Manager of Fisher Healthcare, a national diagnostics laboratory distributor and operating division of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to that, he held a variety of marketing, product management, procurement and operations leadership roles at Fisher Safety, Bayer Corporation and Reichhold Chemicals.

Mark has served as a Board Member of The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) since 2012 as well as HIDA’s Board Chairman in 2015. Additionally, Mark also serves as a Board Member at St. Clair Hospital, a non-profit and independent acute care medical center (a Watson Health Top 100 Hospital and member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network) located in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.