Board Names Kris Bratberg Chairman, Appoints Health Care Veteran Jon Giacomin as CEO

Dallas, Texas - August. 21, 2019 --The USAP Board of Directors has elected Kris Bratberg as Chairman effective immediately. In his new role, Kris will assume the normal duties associated with a Board Chair, the primary focus being to ensure that the Board is effective in its task of setting and implementing USAP’s direction and strategy. Kris will also continue to assist in business development and other areas where his institutional knowledge of USAP and its culture can be most helpful.

“I look forward to working as Chairman with our new CEO Jon Giacomin, the rest of the business leadership team, and our physician leaders in continuing to contribute to the success of USAP in a meaningful way,” Kris stated. 

USAP’s new CEO, Jon Giacomin, will be based in Dallas. He most recently was the chief executive officer of the medical segment at Cardinal Health, a $16B revenue business with 35,000 employees.  The Cardinal Health medical segment is a leading provider of medical products and supply chain services to hospitals, laboratories, physician offices, surgery centers and other sites of care across the health care continuum.

“I am excited to join USAP, a group that is known in the health care community for its high quality, its single-specialty focus, and its unique, successful model,” said Jon. “I look forward to working with Kris and the rest of the Board as we continue to execute USAP’s proven strategy.  Over the next few months, I’ll be traveling to many USAP locations and I welcome the chance to begin meeting people throughout the organization. I plan on listening and learning while I gain perspectives and ideas for how we can keep USAP a successful practice and make it even better as we move forward.”

Jon has held numerous and increasingly impactful roles during his tenure at Cardinal Health, including CEO of the Pharmaceutical segment, a $130B revenue business with 10,000 employees consisting of four business units: Pharmaceutical Distribution, Specialty Solutions, Nuclear Pharmacy Services, and Cardinal Health China. These businesses delivered roughly 25 percent of all medications dispensed each day in the United States, as well as a variety of services across the entire healthcare value chain.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Jon held engineering roles with Griffith Micro Science, Sterigenics and the U.S. Navy.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago.