DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) today announced that Brian Rice will join the company as executive vice president, chief information officer and customer support services. Rice's most recent role was senior vice president, chief information officer and global business services for Kellogg Company. In his new role at Cardinal Health, he will report to Mike Kaufmann, CEO of Cardinal Health.
"We are very excited to welcome a professional with Brian's breadth of global experience to join our team at a time when technology is central to our business success," said Kaufmann. "Brian's expertise and achievements in identifying, implementing and running extremely complex, global information technology strategies and processes make him a perfect fit to lead Cardinal Health's experienced and committed technology and customer services teams."
While at Kellogg Company, Rice's role as CIO was expanded to include Global Business Services and he managed more than 2,000 professionals across six global and regional service centers. During a previous engagement with Kellogg in the 1990s, Rice led an information technology team in Sydney, Australia as the regional CIO. Rice worked at General Motors in Detroit, Mich. where he was global process information officer and global services information officer. Previously, he led Mars, Incorporated's Asia Pacific Information Services from Singapore.
Rice will officially join Cardinal Health on February 4, 2019.
About Brian Rice Rice was senior vice president, chief information officer & global business services for Kellogg Company from 2009 through the beginning of 2019.
Rice previously held leadership positions with Kellogg Company in information technology and enterprise business practices, both in the U.S. and Asia Pacific from 1993 to 2000.
Prior to rejoining Kellogg, Rice was employed by General Motors Corporation from 2005 to 2009, where he served as global services information officer and was responsible for all aspects of global computing for the company. From 2000 to 2005, he was employed by Mars, Incorporated and served as vice president and chief information officer for its Asia Pacific business based in Singapore.
Rice received a bachelor's degree in computer information services from Ferris State University.
About Cardinal Health Cardinal Health, Inc. is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, healthcare systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices worldwide. The company provides clinically proven medical products, pharmaceuticals and cost-effective solutions that enhance supply chain efficiency from hospital to home. To help combat prescription drug abuse, the company and its education partners created Generation Rx, a national drug education and awareness program. Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, with approximately 50,000 employees in nearly 46 countries, Cardinal Health ranks #14 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit cardinalhealth.com, follow @CardinalHealth on Twitter, @cardinalhealthwings on Facebook and connect on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/ company/cardinal-health.