CarterBaldwin together with global healthcare logistics company Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) announces Carlos Soto has joined OMI as Vice President, Manufacturing for their Global Product business.
Carlos joins Owens & Minor with over 20 years of global operations experience in healthcare/pharmaceutical manufacturing, most recently as vice president of manufacturing and operations for Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda (OTCMKTS: TKPHF) (formerly Shire). There, he oversaw a global facility footprint with more than 5,000 employees and $4.5B in revenue and was responsible for substantial improvements in quality and net profit. He was also recognized for creating a “best place to work” and building a diverse and inclusive culture.
Prior to Takeda, Carlos was Corporate Head of the Global BioSurgery Network of Baxalta (formerly Baxter Healthcare) and led integration efforts in over 120 countries during its acquisition by Shire. Earlier, Carlos held leadership roles at several global PE-backed and public manufacturers including Medisearch, NP Medical, and Baxter International.
At Owens & Minor, Carlos will join the Global Products executive leadership team, running manufacturing operations spanning nine plants and 13,000 employees. Carlos will be responsible for leading a continuously improving manufacturing operation that is and stays world-class.
Born in Peru, Carlos spent his childhood in Puerto Rico, earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He earned his Executive MBA from the University of New Orleans.
About Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor, Inc. is a global healthcare solutions company that incorporates product manufacturing, distribution support, and innovative technology services to deliver significant and sustained value across the breadth of the industry – from acute care to patients in their home. Aligned to its Mission of Empowering Our Customers to Advance Healthcare, more than 15,000 global teammates serve over 4,000 healthcare industry customers. Operating continuously since 1882 from its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, Owens & Minor has grown into a Fortune 500 company with operations located across North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.