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Owens & Minor, Inc., a healthcare solutions company, has announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Gwendolyn (Gwen) Bingham to its Board of Directors. A retired 3-star US Army general, Bingham brings a range of executive experience in leadership and planning as well as talent and resource management.

Most recently, she served as Department of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, where she provided policy, programs, and resourcing expertise for installation infrastructure and services for 156 Army installations worldwide.

“Gwen’s impressive expertise will be an outstanding addition to our board,” said Bob Sledd, Owens & Minor Chairman of the Board. “With her many years of strategic leadership, particularly in logistics and talent management, she will provide essential guidance for Owens & Minor’s continued growth and success.”

Previously, Lieutenant General Bingham served in multiple military leadership positions in both the United States and overseas. She is the recipient of the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the 2018 Women in Defense Service to the Flag award. The military trailblazer shared her principles of leadership with Women of Color magazine in the fall of 2019.

“Gwen’s excellent approach to transformational leadership will play a key role in ensuring we continue to reach new heights of service,” said Owens & Minor President and CEO Ed Pesicka. “I look forward to working together to empower our customers to advance healthcare.”

A  FORTUNE 500 company, Owens & Minor was founded in 1882 in Richmond, Virginia, where it remains headquartered today. The company has distribution, production, customer service, and sales facilities located across the Asia Pacific region, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

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