SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

September 30, 2009 10:33 ET

Medline Names Stephen Burns President of International Division

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Medline announced today that Stephen Burns has been appointed President of its International Division. Burns, 42, has been with Medline for more than 17 years, holding a variety of positions, including most recently Senior Vice President of Long-term Care Sales. He will be responsible for setting marketing and sales strategies for the company's non-U.S. markets, as well as leading Medline's International Sales team. Medline currently conducts business in more than 40 countries and has 40 distribution centers worldwide.

"Stephen brings terrific leadership and a tremendous work ethic," said Charlie Mills, Chief Operating Officer, Medline. "We are excited about the contribution he can make as international development is vital to Medline's continued sales growth."

Medline manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 products, such as advanced wound care products, hospital furnishings, exam equipment, surgical gloves and textiles, to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets. The firm manufactures and distributes its own line of healthcare products, as well as distributing those of other manufacturers.

Headquartered in Mundelein, IL, Medline has more than 800 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities, and on-staff clinicians.

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