New president named for Cardinal
DUBLIN, Ohio – Cardinal Health announced that Canada
will be a important component to its overall strategy of expanding the
market for its products and services outside the United States and named
David H. Lees, PhD, president of Cardinal Health Canada.
Lees, whose appointment is effective immediately, will be responsible
for leading Cardinal Health’s Canadian operations, as well as developing
and implementing Cardinal Health’s growth strategy for Canada. He will
report to Jeff Henderson, chief financial officer.
“Canada is one of the world’s largest healthcare markets and, therefore,
vital to the goals we’ve outlined to grow the market for our products
and services and serve healthcare customers worldwide,” said R. Kerry
Clark, chief executive officer, Cardinal Health. “We are fortunate to
have a leader in David, whose track record of success for growth is
Lees came to Cardinal Health with the acquisition of Source Medical, the
leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies in Canada, where he
has been president and chief executive officer for the past seven years.
He will continue to be based at Cardinal Health offices in Mississauga,
He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in agriculture from
Macdonald College, McGill University, and a doctorate in philosophy in
food science from the University of Massachusetts. He also serves on the
Board of Directors for Tim Hortons Inc.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. is an $81 billion,
global company serving the healthcare industry with a broad portfolio of
products and services. Through its diverse offerings, Cardinal Health
delivers healthcare solutions that help customers reduce their costs,
improve safety and productivity, and deliver better care to patients.
The company manufactures, packages and distributes pharmaceuticals and
medical supplies, offers a range of clinical services and develops
automation products that improve the management and delivery of supplies
and medication for hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies. Ranked
No. 19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 55,000
people on six continents. More information about the company may be
found at www.cardinalhealth.com.