DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) ("Univar"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services named Mark Fisher as President of its USA business.
Fisher brings more than 15 years of strategic sales and operations experience within the telecommunications, pharmaceutical and healthcare distribution sectors where he led high-performing teams and consistently delivered profitable growth while improving costs through streamlined operations.
"Mark is a highly driven results-oriented executive and has a long track record of commercial, operational and leadership success. He will play a pivotal role at Univar as we continue the transformation of our USA business to deliver consistent growth by capturing and promoting the superior value Univar provides our customers and supplier partners," said David Jukes, president and chief operating officer of Univar.
Fisher joins Univar from Owens & Minor (O&M), a US-based healthcare distribution and medical supply company. In his most recent role as Vice President and General Manager – Clinical and Procedural Solutions, Fisher was responsible for O&M's medical kitting and packaging business in the U.S. He joined O&M in 2011 as Regional Vice President for the central region where he had full responsibility over 14 distribution centers covering 19 states. In 2013, he was promoted to Vice President – DC Network, leading O&M's domestic operations team of 3600 employees and 43 distribution centers. He served in that role until 2015 when he was promoted to his most recent position.
Prior to O&M, Fisher worked for McKesson Corporation's U.S. Pharmaceutical division as Director of Sales, Director of Operations and finally Vice President and General Manager of their Mid-South Area. In that role he managed McKesson's retail and health system pharmaceutical distribution business from a sales and operations perspective. Before McKesson, he worked for BriteSmile and AT&T in various sales and operations management roles.
Fisher holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree from San Diego State University. Upon graduating from Purdue, he served over nine years in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator.
About Univar Inc.
Founded in 1924, Univar (NYSE: UNVR) is a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services, working with leading suppliers worldwide. Supported by a comprehensive team of sales and technical professionals with deep specialty and market expertise, Univar operates hundreds of distribution facilities throughout North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Univar delivers tailored customer solutions through a broad product and services portfolio sustained by one of the most extensive industry distribution networks in the world. For more information, visit www.univar.com.