G. Gilmer Minor III
G. Gilmer Minor, III is Chairman Emeritus of Owens & Minor, Inc., a $9 billion, Fortune 200 national distributor of medical and surgical supplies as well as a healthcare supply chain management company. Owens & Minor serves hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, group purchasing organizations and the federal government. The company also has established itself as a leader in the development and use of technology. The Company operates over 50 distribution centers and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange as OMI. Owens & Minor offers global third-party logistics services to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers through its European business unit, Movianto, and through its U.S.-based service, OM HealthCare Logistics.
Mr. Minor retired as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in 2005 but continued as the Chairman of the Board of Directors until 2013 when he became Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Minor has been with Owens & Minor, Inc. all of his working life. He served in various sales, operations and management capacities of increasing responsibility before becoming President in 1981 and Chief Executive Officer in 1984. He was elected Chairman of the Board in May, 1994. In April, 1999, Mr. Minor relinquished the President’s title. Mr. Minor is a 1963 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a BA in History. In 1966, he received his MBA from The Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Minor is a dedicated volunteer and participant in a variety of civic, industry, education and charitable organizations. He is vice chairman of the board of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Mr. Minor is also a member of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council as well as the Virginia Business Council. In May, 2010, Mr. Minor was appointed a member of Governor McDonnell’s Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. He also serves on the Board of Governors of St. Christopher’s School and was former President of the VMI Board of Visitors.
Mr. Minor received the United Negro College Fund’s Flame Bearer of Education Award in 1998. He was recognized as Virginia Industrialist of the Year in 2001 and inducted into the 2003 Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame. In 2004, Mr. Minor received the Virginia Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award and the B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award. In 2008, the VMI Foundation awarded him their highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for service to the Virginia Military Institute. In 2009, Mr. Minor received the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Award of Excellence. In 2011, Mr. Minor was inducted into the VMI Athletic Hall of Fame – Football and Baseball.
Mr. Minor is married to the former Charlotte Major of Portsmouth, Virginia, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Mr. Minor's recreational interests are baseball and reading. He is 73 years old.
G. Gilmer Minor III
July 1, 2005
Current Term Expires:
June 30, 2013