Vice Chairman of the Board
On March 29, 2016, Mr. Buckelew was appointed by the Alliance Board of Directors to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as the Chairman of our Strategic Planning and Finance Committee. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 1, 2012, as well as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 16 months, until the appointment of Alliance’s current CEO, Tom Tomlinson, on October 1, 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Buckelew served as a Corporate Director for Alliance HealthCare Services since May 2009, and was a member of both the Audit and Compensation Committees. Before his Corporate Director/Board Member service for Alliance, Mr. Buckelew served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Gambro Healthcare Inc. from 2000 through 2005.
Previously, he was named Group President for the Medical Group of companies for Teleflex Inc. in 1996 and Chairman of Surgical Services Inc. (SSI) in 1998. He joined Sunrise Medical Inc. as Division President in 1986 and was promoted to Corporate President in 1993 and President/COO in 1994. Mr. Buckelew began his career with American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC) in 1975 and served as an executive with AHSC and later Baxter International following their merger in 1985. In addition to his board service for Alliance, Mr. Buckelew has served as a Corporate Director for numerous large service providers and medical product companies, which have provided him with a firm understanding of our industry, business and operations.