Supply Chain Vendors
We have a great line-up of speakers for our supply chain vendor panel.
John Abele is the Vice President of Corporate Sales for Medline Industries and is responsible for distribution programs throughout the Western U.S. John has worked for Medline for 7 years and prior was the Vice President of Sales for Professional Hospital Supply. John has extensive experience working with GPO’s, health systems, and the vendor community on designing streamlined distribution solutions for the entire continuum of care. John is a graduate of Pepperdine University and started his career working for Proctor & Gamble in the SF / Bay Area prior to moving into the healthcare arena. He is married and has two children.
Christine Arme leads the US Key Account organization for the Medical Solutions Division within 3M Healthcare Business Group, which includes responsibility for large healthcare systems, group purchasing organizations and channel distribution within US. The Medical Solutions Division is the largest division within 3M and includes the newly integrated KCI/Acelity business acquired by 3M in 2019.
Christine has been in health care for 30+ years and has experience in both start-up and scaled growth stage healthcare organizations in a domestic and international capacity. Her healthcare career includes leadership and individual contributor roles for companies such as McGaw (B. Braun), Pyxis (BD), Bridge Medical (Cerner) and various other healthcare startup companies, providing experience in IV/pharmacy products, software/EMR, capital equipment, infection prevention and medical disposables.
Christine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a minor in speech communications from the University of Minnesota. She participates in the Healthcare Industry Distribution Association (HIDA) Acute Care Advisory Council and PPE Council, Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Steering Committee on Bringing Back Procedures, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) Organization, Professional Women in Healthcare and is a board member of the Healthcare Strategic Accounts Council.
Christine resides in St. Paul, MN near 3M Corporate Headquarters and enjoys yoga, golf, camping and dogs.