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Senior Management Biographies


Jim Beck
President & Chief Executive Officer

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.



Mike Rossi
Chief Financial Officer

A senior finance executive, Mr. Rossi brings to MSD more than 18 years of technical finance and management experience. Most recently he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Haemonetics Corporation, a global provider of blood management solutions.

During his time there he led teams responsible for accounting, reporting, and financial planning and analysis and enhanced infrastructure and business partnering while maintaining strong compliance and control during a period of significant business and industry transformation.

In addition to this, Mr. Rossi held the position of VP Corporate Controller and interim CFO at Princeton Review. Michael has also held a number of senior finance roles at American Tower Corporation, Sonus Networks and Manufacturers' Services Limited (MSL).

Mr. Rossi began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he earned his CPA. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Babson College and his MBA from the Olin School of Management-Babson College.



John Dunne
Chief Information Officer

John Dunne joined Medical Specialties Distributors in 2014 as CIO.

Mr. Dunne brings over twenty years of experience in building high-performing product development organizations that support long-term business strategies.

Most recently at ADP as the Vice President of Product Development, Mr. Dunne led the development and engineering organizations, and he was selected to ADP Presidents Club in recognition of achievements in delivering multiple products and in introducing innovation.

Mr. Dunne possesses an Electrical Engineering (BSEE eq.)/Nuclear Physics degree from the US Navy – US Naval Nuclear Power School, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt – Motorola University.


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.

Mark Steele
Executive Vice President, Sales, Service, Marketing

Mark Steele joined MSD in June of 2014 as Executive Vice President of Sales, Service and marketing. A senior healthcare executive, Mark Steele comes to MSD with over 18 years of diverse experience in sales, marketing and operations. Most recently he was with PSS World Medical, Inc. and served as President of its Extended Care Business, Gulf South Medical Supply. During his time there, he expanded its service and technology offerings while working with senior executives to realize emerging areas of revenue expansion.

Mr. Steele began his professional career as a Sales Representative for PSS World Medical Physician Business, PSS, before advancing to management and held the following roles: Vice President Marketing; Regional Vice President Sales; and Sales Manager for Chicago and West Texas branches.

Mr. Steele has actively been involved in the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), serving on the HIDA Physician Advisory Council (2005-2010) and HIDA Board of Directors (2011-2013). Mr. Steele holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of San Diego.


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 Brigadier General 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, Facilities and Transportation

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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