One of the fastest growing Home Healthcare Companies in the Industry
Robert J. Gilligan
Chief Executive Officer
Robert J. Gilligan
Mr. Gilligan joined Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare in December, 2017. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in both manufacturing and service businesses, and industry experience including healthcare, technology, heavy industrial and electric utilities. Bob spent 25 years at General Electric and held leadership roles in various business units including : Healthcare, Energy, and Industrial Systems. In Bob’s last role, as CEO of GE Industrial Solutions, he successfully lead the transformation of this $3.6B global business through his keen focus on operations, change leadership and communication skills. A clear and decisive leader, Bob is known for building and leading teams around a clear strategy, developing talent and delivering results. Bob is a graduate of Bucknell University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Bucknell University.
Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations – NA
Mr. Schwartz is a principal founder of the Company. He served as the Vice President of Sales of Diamond Medical and National Healthcare from 1987 until 1992. Following the sale to a publicly traded healthcare company, Mr. Schwartz served as the Vice President of Sales of such public company until 1996. In 1996, Mr. Schwartz formed Jofra Enterprises, Inc., a distributor of medical products, located in Mt. Vernon, New York, which was subsequently acquired by a publicly traded healthcare company in 1998. Mr. Schwartz served as the Executive Vice President of Sales of the publicly traded healthcare company from 1998 through 2000.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. O’Keefe joined Drive Medical in 2017 and brings to the Company 25 years of global financial experience in Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Legal departments. She was previously CFO of Savant Systems, a KKR portfolio company that designs and develops automation systems used in luxury homes. Ms. O’Keefe was also CFO at D&M Holdings, a $1 billion global company that designs and manufactures premium consumer and professional audio products. Previously, she spent 14 years at the Black & Decker Corporation in a variety of executive financial positions, and was appointed an officer of the corporation during her tenure as CFO of the Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories Division, a $4 billion manufacturer of consumer and industrial power tools under the DeWalt, Black & Decker, Porter Cable and Delta brands. Ms. O’Keefe began her career at Ernst & Young and is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Ms. Coleman joined Drive in July 2017, and brings to the Company 15 years of experience representing and advising national and international manufacturers, distributors and retailers of medical devices, as well as a wide range of other regulated and non-regulated products, in product liability litigation, commercial litigation, and general business matters. She spent her early legal career at a prominent international law firm before becoming a founding partner in a boutique firm dedicated to defending and advising manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Prior to joining Drive, she represented the Company in product liability litigation for nearly 10 years, and served as outside National Counsel for Drive from 2014 to 2017, overseeing the Company’s strategic approach to defense. Ms. Coleman is a graduate of the Cardozo School of Law, and the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Cerniglia joined Drive Medical in June 2006. He has twenty years of information technology experience with a focus on systems implementation and leveraging technology to achieve business transformation. Previously, Mr. Cerniglia worked for Win-Holt equipment group, a global manufacturing and distribution company, where he spent eight years implementing ERP systems and deploying LEAN methodologies for manufacturing and distribution processes.
Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
James A. Hill
James joined Drive Devilbiss with more than 25 years of experience in all facets of Global Supply Chain, across a broad range of industries, and roles from individual contributor to executive levels. In his most recent role James was the Chief Operating Officer of Exemplis Corporation, which specializes in designing, manufacturing, and distributing seating & furniture solutions for business, healthcare, government, and education markets. His previous experience spans automotive, high tech, and consumer products companies including Toyota, Callaway Golf, Targus, & Wilton Brands.
EVP/GM, Global Business – Specialty Products
Mr. Serhan is an Executive principal to Drive Medical. He joined the company in 2004, with the Company's merger of Dr. K international, a West Coast manufacturer and distributor of durable medical products, where he served as President and Principal stock holder. At Dr.K, Mr. Serhan was able to redirect the company’s direction and grow annual revenues to approximately $14 million. In the industry from 1987, Mr. Serhan has served as West Coast division President of an approximately $180 Million publicly traded company. Mr. Serhan is primarily responsible for product development and product design, overseeing core product categories, and handling large national customers for Drive Medical.
ESVP/GM, Global Business - Homecare & Mobility
A graduate from The Ohio State University and previously working for Golden Technologies, Mr. Lampert joined Drive Medical in 2003 as a Territory Manager for Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. With a highly successful territory, Mr. Lampert earned the 2005 All Star Award and the 2005 MVP Award before becoming the Midwest Regional Vice President in 2006. With the success of the Midwest region, Mr. Lampert has earned the 2006 Coach of the Year Award and the 2009 MVP Award along with the 2010 & 2011 RVP of the year award. In 2012 he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for Drive's Homecare division.
Joseph Lewarski, MHA, RRT, FAARC
SVP/GM, Global Business – Clinical Care
Joseph Lewarski is the SVP, new product development for respiratory. In this role he is responsible for leading the R&D strategy, engineering, product development and upstream management of the respiratory and sleep categories. Joe has been actively working in healthcare for over 33 years and has held numerous senior management and executive leadership positions in a variety organizations and environments, including acute care, homecare, pharmacy, group purchasing, consulting and medical device companies. Prior to joining Drive, he held executive positions with Invacare Corporation, Inogen, Inc. and was a partner for nearly 14 years with Hytree Pharmacy-Hytech Homecare, a large, regional pharmacy and HME company he and his partners sold to Omnicare. His range of executive experience includes entrepreneurial and private equity funded start-ups to executive positions in large, public Fortune 1000 companies. Joe is a registered respiratory therapist and a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). He holds undergraduate degrees in respiratory therapy and business administration and a master’s degree in healthcare management. Joe has been involved in the design and development of a number of medical devices and has published over three dozen scientific and research papers in clinical peer review journals, as well as numerous clinical and industry related articles and white papers. He is a regular speaker at regional and national pulmonary medicine, respiratory therapy and homecare conferences.