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Ron Wadsworth


Ron Wadsworth is Vice President of Operations for Cardinal Health, a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions to the healthcare industry. Cardinal Health has annual sales of approximately $90 billion, employs over 35,000 associates, and serves hospitals and pharmacies in countries around the world. Ron is responsible for leading the warehousing, inventory management, distribution and Lean Six Sigma operations for the western half of the U.S. In his role, he is responsible for thousands of customers receiving pharmaceutical products daily from Cardinal Health. Prior to this role, Ron was Vice President of Corporate Operations in Dublin, Ohio, responsible for the transportation and building the expanding Cardinal facility network, as well as optimizing best practices across the country. Ron is a supply chain veteran of over 30 years. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, he served in multiple leadership roles within supply chain including the areas of international sales, manufacturing supply planning, catalogue call center operations, consumer product distribution, facility design and supply chain strategy. Ron and his wife Tami have been married 22 years and have four children. He holds a bachelorís degree in Business / Finance from California State University, Fullerton and is a credentialed business mediator as well.