January 25, 2021
John Tourlas has been appointed President of Medicom’s North American Business Unit.
John Tourlas is a seasoned leader with 30 years of experience and extensive strategic and operational expertise in international business management. Over the course of his career, his in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing and distribution business model has produced multiple financial and operational success stories.
Until recently, Mr. Tourlas served as Global Vice President and General Manager of the Laboratory Products Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, a long-time Medicom customer. In this capacity, he oversaw six global manufacturing sites, managed a leadership team of eleven and gained a solid understanding of the competitive landscape, suppliers and customers. Originally from Montreal, this is a return to his roots for Mr. Tourlas.
Mr. Tourlas will lead Medicom’s entire North American business unit and assist in the development of ongoing strategies and tactics across all activities, channels and products. He will help the organization achieve its short and long-term goals, influence the direction of the business and contribute to the development of world-class operational and commercial structures.
Commenting on the appointment, Ronald Reuben, Medicom Chief Executive Officer, said, “John’s knowledge of our industry, our management team and our overall strategic direction will enable him to quickly integrate into his new role. This is an important advantage, as Medicom is growing faster than ever to meet the exponential demand for personal protective equipment and other infection control products due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Following Mr. Tourlas’ appointment and integration, Guillaume Laverdure will refocus on his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Medicom Group, leading the expansion of production facilities worldwide, and Ouriel Levy will focus on his role as Global President of the Dental Division and assume greater responsibility at the Group level.