Owens & Minor elects Mark Beck as chair of the board of directors

September 25, 2020  –  Owens & Minor, Inc. (Richmond, VA) announced the implementation of a succession plan within its board of directors.

Mark Beck was elected by the board to succeed Robert Sledd as chair of the board, effective September 22. Beck, who currently serves as CEO of B-Square Precision, LLC and previously held executive positions with JELD-WEN Holdings, Inc., Danaher Corporation, and Corning Incorporation, has been an independent director of the company since August 2019.

Sledd has been a director since 2007 and board chair since 2018, and served as interim CEO & president of the company from November 2018 until March 2019. He will remain on the board of directors for the remainder of his current term, which culminates with the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders.

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