In addition to his role as senior vice president, Owad supports acquisition integration and master data governance teams for the Medical Segment. He also serves as the executive sponsor for Cardinal Health’s relationships with Catalysis (formerly, the Healthcare Value Network) and The Ohio State University Fisher College Center for Operational Excellence to support the extension of Operational Excellence externally.
During his tenure, Owad has held several positions within Operational Excellence and has served as the primary architect of the company's enterprise-wide deployment of Operational Excellence, which, over eight years, yielded significant improvements in customer loyalty, employee engagement, operational performance and working capital utilization.
Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Owad held several operations and administrative roles that have used the tools of Lean Six Sigma to transform health care provider organizations, supply chain and medical supply companies. These roles include corporate director of quality for ProMedica Health System, executive director for Cordelia Martin Health Center and several adjunct faculty positions with the College of Pharmacy at the University of Toledo and other nationally-recognized programs.
Owad is also active in the community, serving in the past as board chair for the Central Ohio American Red Cross BioMedical Services, board chair for Cordelia Martin Health Center, senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program, and examiner / team leader for the Ohio Award for Excellence. Currently, Owad serves as a board member for the Partnership for Excellence and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Owad received his bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toledo.