UPS has appointed Chris Cassidy as its vice president of global healthcare logistics strategy.
According to UPS, Cassidy is based in Atlanta and will be charged with leading and advancing the company’s commitment to the healthcare supply chain, which remains a top 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,” said Alan Gershenhorn, chief commercial officer of 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.”
Cassidy has more than 18 years of global logistics and business change experience, holding various supply chain operations, strategy and transformation roles at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline. He led GSK’s end-to-end logistics partnership for major 3PL providers, and supported corporate go-to-market strategies overseeing GSK’s international air and ocean freight forwarding transportation for the healthcare supply chain.
Cassidy also has extensive experience in supply chain logistics and temperature-control solutions. His other areas of healthcare supply chain expertise include customs brokerage, contract logistics and mergers and acquisition integration.
UPS has approximately 7 million square feet of cGMP- or cGDP-compliant healthcare distribution space worldwide.