Posted March 4, 2022

ORS Nasco names new COO

ORS Nasco announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy as chief operating officer.

Shane McCarthy“Shane is an accomplished and visionary operations leader who joins our business at a very exciting time,” said Kevin Short, president and CEO of ORS Nasco and MEDCO. “He is well equipped to tackle the challenges we all face in logistics, labor, and supply chain and in so doing will be instrumental in enhancing our ability to delight our customers.”

McCarthy brings over 19 years’ experience in the distribution industry to his new role with ORS Nasco and MEDCO. He has served in various senior executive roles within industrial distribution for the last 13 years, including senior vice president of operations, supply chain and business development. Most recently, he was senior vice president of supply chain, product management and marketing for Lawson Products. 

Prior to that he was vice president of warehouse distribution for Cardinal Health, a global distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical products, with operations in more than 30 countries. 

“I am excited to bring my experiences to the ORS Nasco and MEDCO businesses to continue building upon the culture of safety and continuous improvement. Because the ORS Nasco and MEDCO businesses have previously operated on independent systems, we have not been able to leverage common platforms for supplier interactions, inventory sharing, customer solutions and standardized internal practices. There is significant benefit for our customers by us improving our processes, and commercial capabilities,” said McCarthy. “I am looking forward to helping unleash the knowledge sharing across the organization, helping individual leaders grow and have greater impact on the customer experience and accelerate the overall capabilities of our supply chain teams.”