Owens & Minor, Inc., a leading global healthcare solutions company, has announced the election of Aster Angagaw to its Board of Directors.
The addition builds on Owens & Minor’s enduring commitment to business excellence and serving our customers.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Aster to the Board,” said Mark A. Beck, Chairman of the Board. “Aster’s range of perspectives will provide essential insights in supporting Owens & Minor’s continued growth and success in an ever-changing healthcare industry landscape.”
Aster Angagaw, 57, has a strong background in transformational growth with extensive experience leading diverse global teams. Most recently, she served as President, ServiceMaster Brands, until its acquisition in October 2020. Prior to that, she spent 18 years at Sodexo, where she held a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Business Development, Healthcare, and Group Vice President, Global Transformation, before being named Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare North America division in 2016.
“Aster has a unique skillset that will help inform Owens & Minor’s standing as an industry innovator and a valued partner to our customers,” said Owens & Minor President and CEO Edward A. Pesicka. “The needs of our customers are constantly evolving, and I’m confident our Board will help ensure that we’re positioned to deliver on our Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare now and in the future.”
Ms. Angagaw has been elected to the Board as part of a multi-year succession planning process. Along with all current directors of the Company other than Robert Sledd and Eddie Moore, Jr., Ms. Angagaw will be nominated for re-election at the Company’s upcoming 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Sledd previously announced his retirement from the Board effective as of the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, and Mr. Moore will retire from the Board on the same date in accordance with the Company’s director retirement policy.