Date: Jun 07, 2021Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

HBSCC – CEO Series: Conversation with Charlie Mills, CEO of Medline Industries (virtual)

Mon, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
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Medline is America’s largest provider of medical supplies and solutions supporting the coronavirus front lines. The HBS Club of Chicago invites you to a conversation with Medline’s CEO Charlie Mills, to learn how Medline successfully responded to the changing needs of this highly complex industry.

As coronavirus spreads rapidly across the country, one virtually unknown medical supply company is finding itself suddenly responsible for the well-being of millions. After quietly supplying nursing homes, hospital systems and pharmacies for the past 100 years, the company is now at the forefront of providing protection for millions of health care workers and their facilities as the world battles COVID-19.

Ramping up and reconfiguring production almost overnight, the family-owned Medline has been a significant provider of masks, gowns and sanitizer to nearly every major healthcare system in the nation. A year into the pandemic, learn how one of Chicago’s quietest – and most humble – company is caring for its customers around the clock during this public health crisis, while on a mission to make healthcare run better.

Medline is the largest privately-held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies uniquely positioned to provide products, education and support across the continuum of care. Their ability to bring best practices from one care setting to another — from large healthcare systems and independent physician practices to home health patients and their families, is what sets them apart. The company has evolved to become a leading provider of medical products and clinical solutions servicing the entire continuum of care. Medline has achieved double-digit revenue growth year-over-year and doubled its employee headcount.

Fast forward to today. Medline Industries, Inc. stands as a fourth generation, family-owned company offering over 550,000 medical products and clinical solutions to healthcare facilities around the world. With 27,000 plus employees and more than $17.6 billion in sales, they are the fastest-growing and hardest working medical supply company today – while remaining dedicated to delivering the best quality products, services and clinical programs at a value, helping to make healthcare affordable for all.

Medline is proud to be included on the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for 2021 and is also the primary distributor at nine of the top 21 hospitals listed on the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital Honor Roll.

Participants must register by NOON on June 5th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



Charlie Mills

CEO/Medline Industries

Charlie joined Medline in 1986 where he started as a sales representative. Since then he has held various positions within the company including sales management, vice president of marketing and vice president of manufacturing. In 1997, he was named CEO. Prior to joining Medline, Charlie was a sales rep with IBM. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering and his MBA from Cornell University.

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Date: Jun 07, 2021Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
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