St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) May 18, 2016
Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes, today announced the selection of global supply chain and logistics management expert Julius Heil as president and CEO effective May, 23, 2016, to lead the continuing transformation of the organization as a model professional healthcare supply chain company.
Heil succeeds Brent Johnson as president and CEO, who is retiring after more than 30 years as a recognized leader in leading and managing progressive supply chain organizations both inside and outside healthcare. Johnson will remain as a special advisor to Heil through July 1, 2016, when Johnson retires to serve a mission for his church in Mexico.
“The appointment of Julius comes at an exciting time for Intalere,” said Bert Zimmerli, Intalere board chair. “He is a proven executive in strategically leading all aspects of a multibillion dollar global corporation. Under Julius’s leadership, the Intalere organization will continue to help members transform their operations and create excellence, ultimately allowing them to provide the highest level of quality care. What is particularly impressive is his record of applying solid business acumen to achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings through technological upgrades, coaching and mentoring, business process restructuring and creating a culture that is built upon trust to deliver innovation."
“I also want to thank Brent Johnson for the passionate leadership he has brought not only to Intalere but also to the entire healthcare supply chain industry,” Zimmerli said. “Brent will be missed, and we wish him well as he now expands his service to the global community.”
Heil brings more than 30 years of experience to his role at Intalere. Over the past three years, he has served as an independent consultant advising organizations in areas including digital technology, analytics, automation, operations and supply chain strategy and global strategic sourcing/ procurement. Prior to becoming a full-time independent consultant, Heil was with Preferred Freezer Services as Executive Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. His leadership of the information technology group ensured strategic business systems enabled an aggressive global growth plan.
“I am excited for this opportunity to share my experience and knowledge to help Intalere members bring transformational change to their supply chain operations,” said Heil. “Intalere is poised to make an even greater impact in the healthcare industry. I look forward to growing the positive momentum of our ownership change and brand evolution as we continue our mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers.”
Heil has held positions of increasing responsibility in global supply chain operations management, solutions development and implementation, multi-modal transportation systems and global sourcing and procurement strategy with 3PL companies such as CHEP, TransMontaigne, GeoLogistics, Burnham and UPS in support of Fortune 500 clients. He is a frequent speaker on supply chain topics at industry events, roundtables and universities worldwide and holds nine U.S. patents related to innovation in supply chain.
Heil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation and Logistics from The Ohio State University, and he is or has been a member of numerous professional organizations including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Warehouse Education Research Council, Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Society of Logistics Engineers, the World Packaging Organization, and the Institute of Packaging Professionals (Certified Packaging Professional Designation).
“There is a great deal of supply chain innovation that occurs outside the healthcare industry, and Julius will bring that to the table, as well as leverage Intermountain as an important part of the on-going strategy,” said Johnson. “There is no better time to build on the foundation already in place at Intalere and take it to the next level. I am extremely confident that Julius is the best leader to do that.”
Intalere’s mission focuses on elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers by designing tailored, smart solutions that deliver optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes. We strive to be the essential partner for operational excellence in healthcare through customized solutions that address customers’ individual needs. We assist our customers in managing their entire non-labor spend, providing innovative technologies, products and services, and leveraging the best practices of a provider-led model. As Intalere draws on the power of our owner Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally recognized supply chain expertise and leadership in technology, process improvement, and evidence-based clinical and business best practices, we are uniquely positioned to be the innovation leader in the healthcare industry. Visit http://www.intalere.com to learn more.