RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens & Minor announced that Stuart R. Morris-Hipkins, a senior executive with more than 20 years of global leadership experience, will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturer Services, effective March 13, 2017. In this new role, Morris-Hipkins will be responsible for the company’s domestic and international manufacturer services business, strategic supply management, and global sourcing. As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, Morris-Hipkins will work directly with Cody Phipps, President & Chief Executive Officer.
“We are pleased to welcome Stuart to Owens & Minor, as his extensive global healthcare and medical products expertise will be a tremendous asset for the company,” said Phipps. “Stuart will be instrumental in building a global team to deliver innovative services and solutions to support our global manufacturer partners and to grow our domestic and international businesses. This is an essential element of our overall strategic blueprint, and we look forward to Stuart’s leadership.”
Morris-Hipkins joins Owens & Minor from Smith and Nephew, PLC, and Smiths Group, PLC, where he held a number of executive leadership positions over 17 years. In these roles, he was responsible for leading and developing global growth strategies and new business models in developed and developing markets. Morris-Hipkins’ most recent role was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Smith and Nephew, PLC, and prior to that, he served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Smiths Medical.
Morris-Hipkins is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Oxford Brookes University, UK. With a dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom, Morris-Hipkins and his family will relocate to Richmond, Virginia.
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare services company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareSM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor’s customers span the healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations, healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com, follow @Owens_Minor on Twitter, and connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/owens-&-minor.