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Owens & Minor Names Phipps as CEO

Former United Stationers president, CEO to replace James L. Bierman.

Owens & Minor Inc. (NYSE: OMI), Richmond, VA, has named P. Cody Phipps as president and CEO, effective July 1. Phipps replaces James L. Bierman, who will continue with the company in an advisory capacity through the end of 2015.

Phipps resigned as president and CEO of United Stationers Inc. earlier this month.

"(The) announcement represents the culmination of the board’s thorough and successful search process for a leader for this exceptional and critical role,” said Craig Smith, chairman of the board at Owens & Minor. “The company is poised to benefit from the leadership of a dynamic and strategically focused executive such as Cody Phipps."

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