Medical products maker Medline names Kristofer Howard as chief financial officer

MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS, January 16, 2013-

Medline Industries, Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical and surgical supplies, announced that Kristofer Howard has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Howard has more than a dozen years of experience in finance and accounting leadership roles at Baxter and KPMG, as well as strong experience in commercial operations also at Baxter. At Medline, Howard will be responsible for the company's growing global finance and accounting organization.

"We are thrilled to have Kris join the Medline team," said Jim Abrams, Medline's chief operating officer. "His strong global finance experience in the medical device industry will be invaluable as our business continues to expand both domestically and internationally."

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