Paul C. Julian is Executive Vice President and Group President of McKesson Corporation. He has senior operating responsibility for more than $98 billion of the company's fiscal 2008 $101.7 billion in revenues and the majority of McKesson's businesses. He oversees U.S. and Canadian pharmaceutical distribution, medical-surgical distribution, specialty pharmacy, retail automation and pharmacy outsourcing.
After joining McKesson in 1996 as executive vice president of McKesson Health Systems, the company's distribution business for hospitals, Julian went on to become president of McKesson's medical-surgical business. From 1997-2000 he oversaw a 50 percent increase in medical-surgical distribution revenues and a doubling of operating profit. Also during that time, McKesson signed an unprecedented 20-year distribution agreement with Premier Provider Select for its non-acute care business.
Julian became president of McKesson's distribution, retail automation, pharmacy outsourcing and services for payors in 2000. A highlight of the period to follow was the 2003 decision by the Department of Veteran's Affairs to move its pharmaceutical distribution business away from another distributor to McKesson.
In 2004, Julian was named to his current position as group president of the corporation.
Previously, he held a variety of senior management positions in health care companies, notably Owens & Minor and Stuart Medical, Inc. Within five years, he rose from Stuart Medical, Inc. sales manager to group vice president and chief operating officer. Julian serves on the boards of NADRO, Parata Systems, Cancer Clinics of Excellence (CCE), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW), where he serves as Chairman, and the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), where he serves as Vice Chairman.more » « less