Speaker: Wes Wheeler

Title/Position: President, UPS Healthcare

Company: UPS

About Wes Wheeler:

Wes Wheeler, former CEO of Marken, was appointed President of UPS Healthcare in 2019. He is in charge of expanding UPS Healthcare’s services with key investments, partnerships, and technology that address unique customer needs in the healthcare and life science markets. UPS Healthcare is dedicated to providing comprehensive global supply chain management, cold chain, specimen logistics, and other critical healthcare service operations.
Wes joined UPS as part of the company’s acquisition of Marken, a global leader in clinical trial and pharmaceutical logistics, in 2016. He started off his career as a project manager for Exxon Research and Engineering. Since then, Wes has served in numerous leadership positions including Vice President of Marketing, Senior Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Supply at Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline), and as CEO/President at four companies, including Patheon, Valeant, DSM Pharmaceuticals, and Marken. 

During his 40-year professional career, Wes has been involved in every key functional area in pharmaceuticals, including manufacturing, drug development, supply chain logistics, marketing, and engineering. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance.