Medline Names New CEO and President & COO

30 Jun

This transition is the culmination of a multi-year succession planning process; the Mills family to continue serving on Board of Directors.

Jim Boyle and Jim PigottJim Boyle and Jim Pigott

Medline announced today that after more than 26 years of leadership, Charlie Mills (CEO), Andy Mills (President) and Jim Abrams (COO) will retire from their current roles. They will, however, continue to serve the company on its Board of Directors, with Charlie Mills leading as Chairman of the Board, and Andy Mills and Jim Abrams as Vice Chairmen.


To culminate a five-year succession planning process, Medline has elevated company executives Jim Boyle to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer, and Jim Pigott as the next President & Chief Operating Officer (COO). The leadership transition will be effective 1 October 2023.


‘Jim Boyle and Jim Pigott have been instrumental in Medline’s growth and success during their nearly 60 years combined within the organisation, and we are excited for them to lead us into the future,’ said Charlie Mills, current CEO. ‘In blending Medline’s high-performance culture and customer-centric approach with their extensive understanding of healthcare, they are perfectly suited to propel Medline forward while continuing to build upon our rich legacy.’

‘Jim Boyle and Jim Pigott have been instrumental in Medline’s growth and success during their nearly 60 years combined within the organisation, and we are excited for them to lead us into the future,’ 

Charlie Mills

Medline CEO

Charlie MillsCharlie Mills

Founded in 1966 in the United States, Medline is a global healthcare company with 56 years of consecutive sales growth, more than $21 billion in annual sales, over 35,000 employees, and it is consistently recognised as a top workplace. Medline is a vertically integrated manufacturer and a market leader in medical-surgical distribution, serving the breadth of healthcare systems across the entire continuum of care.


Its expanding clinical solutions and broad product portfolio, which includes manufacturing over half of the surgical procedure trays used in the United States, have firmly established Medline as a premier supply chain partner. Since 2018, Medline has invested $2 billion in its infrastructure to bolster the resiliency of the healthcare supply chain. Through a commitment to ongoing expansion into new markets, product categories and strategic partnerships, the company will continue to empower providers with the resources needed to deliver optimal care.

‘I am incredibly honoured by this opportunity. I want to express my gratitude to the Mills family for their years of leadership and for the confidence placed in me to guide this organisation forward,” said Jim Boyle. ‘Medline has always been a company that operates in a nimble and agile manner, doing whatever is best for our customers and our employees, and I look forward to ensuring we continue to do so for years to come.’


‘I am proud of all that Medline and the Mills family have accomplished through the years for our customers, the healthcare industry, and especially in cultivating our winning company culture,’ said Jim Pigott. ‘I am grateful for this opportunity, and as we continue to find solutions to healthcare’s evolving challenges, I remain committed to doing so while preserving and building upon our company heritage.’

About Jim Boyle

Jim BoyleJim Boyle

Boyle joined Medline in 1996 and has served as Executive Vice President since 2018, managing its customer base of over 5,000 healthcare providers across the continuum of care and overseeing more than $21 billion of annual sales. Boyle was responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the commercial functions across all healthcare segments, as well as the marketing, operations and logistics departments. In addition, he oversaw Medline’s distributed products business and led the customer support infrastructure, meeting the unique challenges of Medline’s customer base and its patient communities. During his career at the company, Boyle progressed throughout the organisation, holding various leadership roles including Division Vice President and Senior Vice President of the acute care segment, before being named Executive Vice President. Boyle received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University.

About Jim Pigott

Jim PigottJim Pigott

Pigott joined Medline in 1992 and most recently served as Executive Vice President. In this role, he oversaw the strategy and execution of Medline’s 27 product divisions, comprised of more than 20 manufacturing sites and 14,000 employees. In addition, Pigott led Medline’s global sourcing and inventory management organisations. Over the years, he was involved in the company’s expansion into several product segments, including surgical, laboratory, diagnostics and cardiology, as well as the growth of its domestic manufacturing footprint. Pigott also spearheaded Medline’s global sourcing partnerships strategy while serving as President of Medline Asia for four years. During his career at the company, Pigott held additional leadership roles, including Division President and Group President, prior to being named Executive Vice President. Pigott received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Medline Europe is pleased to share this news of major changes in the Medline organisation and congratulates the new and transitioning members of the leadership team. We look forward to working with them towards achieving our vision for improved healthcare delivery and outcomes.

About Medline Europe

Medline Europe is an international manufacturer and global distributor of medical and surgical devices for use in a range of healthcare institutions along the continuum of care. It also provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With top-tier market share in more than a dozen major medical product categories, and over 1,000 employees throughout 16 countries, Medline Europe has built a reputation of consistently investing in the needs of its customer base and the healthcare industry at large. Its overall mission is to positively impact the market and industry through innovative, customisable and readily available products, services and solutions. Medline Europe is headquartered in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Learn more about Medline Europe at