Owens & Minor Honored With Three Awards At The 13th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards For Excellence And Innovation

Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE:OMI) is pleased to announce that Owens & Minor University (OMU), the company’s in-house learning and training center, was honored with three awards at the 13 th Annual Corporate University Xchange (“CorpU”) Awards for Excellence and Innovation. CorpU, the leading talent development insight and education provider, presented the awards on May 15, 2012, at the 13 th Annual Global Leadership Congress at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Owens & Minor University was honored in the following three categories:
  • Leadership Development – Exemplary Practice Award for its Academy for Strategic Leadership;
  • Alliances – Excellence Award for its educational partnership with the United States Army Medical Materiel Agency, and;
  • Launching – Excellence Award for OMU Field Certification Programs.

The CorpU Awards for Excellence and Innovation are the longest running independent evaluation of corporate learning and talent programs. The awards honor corporate, non-profit and government learning organizations that improve both business and employee performance through Alignment, Alliances, Branding, Launching, Leadership Development, Learning Technology, and Measurement. A panel of independent, expert judges from companies including Ernst and Young, GE Energy, McCain Foods, Kelly Services, Alstom University, and Landi Renzo scored the award applicants based on various criteria specific to each category.

“This recognition of the accomplishments of Owens & Minor University is truly an honor for OMU and our entire company, as well as a tribute to our teammates, who have embraced the opportunity to learn and improve their skills,” said Craig R. Smith, president & chief executive officer of Owens & Minor. “Owens & Minor is committed to providing training and development opportunities to our teammates, who make our company stronger as they gain the skills and knowledge needed to serve our healthcare customers. By making this investment in our teammates, we believe we are better able to serve our customers and our communities. We congratulate Owens & Minor University for achieving recognition in three different categories, all of which have important implications for our future. This is an impressive achievement for OMU, which we launched in 2003.”

The Global Leadership Congress was held from May 15 – 17, 2012. The event featured leading faculty and corporate learning executives, with a series of interactive sessions designed to help talent development executives build cultures rooted in innovation.

“We congratulate Owens & Minor for their commitment to innovation and unleashing the creative power of each employee across their enterprise,” said Alan Todd, CEO of CorpU. “Innovation does not occur in a vacuum, and we are confident that the insights shared at the Global Leadership Congress will serve as an engine for each of the participants to drive sustained business growth well into the future.”

Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) is transforming the way companies solve problems, generate ideas and improve business performance through social learning and talent development. A partner to the world’s leading organizations through collaborative thinking and learning communities, Corporate University Xchange is at the forefront of the projected $150 billion market for corporate learning in the 21 st century. For more information, visit www.corpu.com.

Owens & Minor, Inc., (NYSE:OMI) a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply-chain management company. Owens & Minor is also a member of the Russell 2000 ® Index, which measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe, as well as the S&P MidCap 400, which includes companies with a market capitalization of $1 billion to $4.4 billion that meet certain financial standards. With a diverse product and service offering and distribution centers throughout the United States, the company serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate site locations, group purchasing organizations, healthcare suppliers, and the federal government. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain – from origin of product to patient bedside. For news releases, or for more information about Owens & Minor, visit the company website at www.owens-minor.com.

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