UPS has appointed Cathy O’Brien as its healthcare vice president for international sales. Based in Ireland, she will be responsible for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America the pharmaceutical, medical device, laboratory and dental segments.
She 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 pharma logistics.
Recently, O’Brien and her team worked closely with some of the leading manufacturers to deliver ultra-cold Covid vaccines to over 110 countries.
UPS Healthcare recently announced plans to acquire the Bomi Group, which operates temperature-controlled facilities in 14 countries in Europe and Latin America and will add nearly 3,000 team members to UPS Healthcare. With the approved completion of this acquisition due by 2023, UPS Healthcare will have more than doubled the footprint of its facilities since 2020.
It is also investing in UPS Premier express delivery service, that offers advanced technology for small packages as well as priority in the global network. Earlier this year, UPS Healthcare expanded its specialized temperature-controlled fleet across Benelux and Italy, adding to existing cold chain transport services in the UK, Italy, Hungary, and Poland.