Craig R. Smith is Chairman of the Board of Owens & Minor, a Fortune 500 Company and a leading healthcare logistics company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the Point of CareTM by providing vital supply chain services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare products. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United States and Europe, Owens & Minor today serves markets where three quarters of global healthcare spending occurs.
Craig was named Chairman of the Board in April 2013. For one year beginning September 2014, Craig acted as Executive Chairman & Chairman of the Board. Prior to that, he served as Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, from April 2013 until August 2013, when he relinquished the president’s title. He was named Chief Executive Officer in July 2005, after serving as President & Chief Operating Officer since 1999. Craig was also named to the Owens & Minor board of directors in 2005. He was promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in 1995. Craig joined Owens & Minor in 1989 as the Los Angeles
Division Vice President and later served in a variety of roles including: Group Vice President, Western Region; Senior Vice President, Distribution & Information Systems; and Executive Vice President, Distribution & Information Systems.
Craig has been active in the healthcare industry and in the community as a volunteer. He served as a governor‘s appointee on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Partnership Authority from July 2010 to June 2013. He also served on the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business Executive Advisory Council, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of CrossOver Ministry of Richmond, which provides healthcare services to those in need. In addition, Craig served as the Chairman of the successful 2009 Central Virginia United Way Campaign.
Currently, Craig serves on the University of Southern California’s Board of Leaders and on the Board of Alumni and Friends for Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Southern California, and completed the executive program at the Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Smith and his wife, Cynthia, have two sons.