UPS Healthcare appoints new VP of International Sales

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Cathy O'Brien UPS Healthcare


UPS has announced that Cathy O’Brien has been appointed as the new UPS Healthcare vice president for international sales. Cathy will be responsible for driving growth across Europe, AMEA and Latin America for the end-to-end supply chain service offering dedicated to supporting pharmaceutical, medical device, laboratory and dental segments.

“We’re investing to support our customers’ breakthrough therapies, which are among the most complex and sensitive medical treatments ever. These critical treatments demand near-perfect and resilient service, and our leading network and technology will play a vital role in offering a quality end-to-end service that ensures they arrive at the right time and the right temperature,” O’Brien said.

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Based in Ireland, Cathy and her international team will continue to support UPS Healthcare customers with their most complex global supply chain challenges. Recently, Cathy and her team worked closely with some of the leading Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers in enabling the delivery of ultra-cold vaccines to over 110 countries. Cathy’s experience and leadership will support the organization’s focus on global expansion and growth, and UPS Healthcare’s focus on innovation in building resilient, agile, scalable and sustainable supply chains led by its commitment to quality.

UPS Healthcare is rapidly growing its global footprint and has recently announced plans to acquire the Bomi Group. The Bomi Group has temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries in Europe and Latin America which will add nearly 3,000 highly skilled Bomi team members to UPS Healthcare. With the approved completion of this acquisition by 2023, UPS Healthcare will have more than doubled the footprint of its facilities since 2020.

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It is also investing in the next generation of products, including the launch and expansion of UPS Premier, a technology-enabled express delivery service, that upgrades small packages with advanced sensor technology as well as ensuring a priority lane in UPS’s global network. Earlier this year, UPS Healthcare expanded its specialized temperature-controlled fleet across Benelux and Italy. This expansion adds to existing cold chain transport services in Italy, Hungary, the UK, and Poland.

Cathy, an Irish national, joined UPS in July 2016 as a Managing Director for UPS Healthcare’s European business and took on further responsibility for the ISMEA region in 2020. Before joining UPS, she held several commercial management roles including driving global strategies in cold chain and specialty pharma logistics.