UPS names GlaxoSmithKline’s former executive as VP of Global healthcare

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May 2, 2018: UPS has appointed Chris Cassidy as vice president of global healthcare logistics strategy. Based in Atlanta, he is charged with advancing UPS’s commitment to the healthcare supply chain, which remains a top company priority.

“As UPS transforms our business for the future and invests in our global healthcare-compliant distribution infrastructure, it’s imperative that we have the right innovative leaders to keep our healthcare supply chain strategy nimble and effective,” says Alan Gershenhorn, chief commercial officer, UPS. 

“Chris’ extensive healthcare-compliant supply chain roles at GSK along with his other experience and thought leadership make him a great fit to help UPS meet the complex demands of our healthcare and life science customers.”

Prior to this, he led supply chain operations, strategy and transformation at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He led GSK’s End-to-End Logistics Partnership for major 3PL LSPs. He also supported corporate go-to-market strategies overseeing GSK’s international air and ocean freight forwarding transportation for the healthcare supply chain and most recently the transformation of the European FTL/LTL road network.

Cassidy’s other areas of healthcare supply chain expertise encompass customs brokerage, contract logistics, and mergers and acquisition integration.

For parcels requiring strict temperature environments, from CRT to cryogenic, and those requiring around-the-clock monitoring, UPS has solutions such as UPS Temperature True and UPS Proactive Response services. 

UPS continues to invest in its healthcare capabilities, including acquisitions of Marken, CEMELOG, Pieffe, Poltraf and Polar Speed.

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