Barrett, David Schlotterbeck Named Vice Chairmen
DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of health care, today announced that George S. Barrett, chief executive officer (CEO) of Teva North America, will join the company as vice chairman of Cardinal Health and CEO of its Healthcare Supply Chain Services sector.
Barrett, 52, will join the company at the end of January and report to Chairman and CEO R. Kerry Clark. He served as corporate executive vice president of Teva's Global Pharmaceutical Markets since January 2007, as well as CEO of Teva North America since January 2005. He was president and CEO of Teva USA from 1999 to 2004.
David L. Schlotterbeck, 60, has also been named vice chairman in addition to his role as CEO of the company's Clinical and Medical Products sector. This sector includes the company's market-leading intravenous infusion, automated dispensing and respiratory systems, and infection prevention products.
"I am very pleased to welcome George to Cardinal Health," Clark said. "His strategic leadership, deep operational experience and outstanding global knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry will help us on our path to becoming the premier global health care company. I am also very grateful to our CFO Jeff Henderson for his strong, interim leadership of the supply chain business during the past three months."
Barrett will be responsible for all of Cardinal Health's supply chain
businesses, which comprise the nation's largest distributor of
pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to retail and independent pharmacies,
hospitals, laboratories and physician offices. This sector operates more
than 70 distribution centers, 160 nuclear pharmacies and six surgical
kitting facilities. In its most recent fiscal year, the supply chain sector
contributed 70 percent of Cardinal Health's consolidated profit
|SOURCE Cardinal Health, Inc.|
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