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Senior Management Biographies


Jim Beck

President & CEO

Jim Beck joined MSD in January of 2007 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of healthcare service and distribution general management experience.

Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Beck has held various general management positions with American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, AMSCO International, Spectrum Healthcare, and SHPS Health Management Solutions. At American Hospital Supply/Baxter Healthcare, Mr. Beck was EVP Eastern Zone - Distribution Division, a $1B medical surgical distribution business; at AMSCO, President and COO of AMSCO Sterile Recoveries; and at Spectrum, EVP/COO of Spectrum Healthcare's Emergency Medicine business.

Most recently, he was SVP SHPS Health Management Solutions, a market leader providing a single comprehensive source of health management decision guidance.

Mr. Beck received his B.S. in Finance from Valparaiso University and his MBA in Operations Research from Loyola University of Chicago.



Ed Wholihan

Ed Wholihan joined Medical Specialties Distributors in 2011 as CFO. Mr. Wholihan brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial, consulting and senior financial leadership experience. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Wholihan held several executive level positions in venture capital, private equity and corporate entities. Most recently, Mr Wholihan served as CFO of Generation Health, a health management company that specializes in helping employers and other health care payors manage medical costs and improve their employees' and members' health, growth funding for which is now being provided by CVS Caremark, a valued MSD customer.


Ed has a BA in Economics from Yale University, and an MBA with concentration in strategy, finance and marketing from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.



Richard Worthen

Executive Vice President of Sales & Strategic Relations

Richard Worthen joined MSD in May of 2000 and has over 24 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience.

Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Worthen held various sales, management and marketing positions with divisions of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare and C.R. Bard.

Most recently, he was VP of Sales and Marketing for the leading acute care manufacturer of sterile custom and standard surgical procedural trays, The Clinipad Corporation.

Mr. Worthen holds a B.S. in Business from the University of Massachusetts.



Dennis Beatty

Senior Vice President, Biomedical Services and Distribution Operations

Dennis Beatty, formerly MSD’s Director of Operations, has over 20 years of operations experience in the United States Air Force and is currently a Colonel and pilot in the Air Force Reserves.

Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Beatty was the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Wren Medical Systems in Gurnee, IL.

Mr. Beatty holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and a M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University.



Peter Huie

Senior Vice President, Operations

Peter Huie joined MSD in March, 2006 as Vice President of Distribution Operations. Peter brings with him over 23 years of operations and logistics experience.

Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Huie held various management positions with divisions of Aramark Corporation and RedcatsUSA. Most recently, he was Vice President of Operations and Logistics for RedcatsUSA, the nations leading e-commerce direct marketer for the home and apparel market.

Mr. Huie received his B.A. from Merrimack College.



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