MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Revera Inc. is pleased to
announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Thomas G. Wellner as
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Wellner was most recently co-CEO of LifeLabs, and was previously
President and CEO of CML HealthCare where he led the transformation of
the organization by establishing a new strategic direction and
improving operational performance, while completing multiple
transactions to provide greater value to shareholders, employees and
key partners. He has also served as the President and CEO of Therapure
Biopharma, a company specializing in contract development and
manufacturing of biologics. For the twenty years previous, Mr. Wellner
held senior executive leadership and operational roles in North America
and internationally with the global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly,
including President and General Manager of the company's German
"Tom's deep expertise leading healthcare and service companies, in
competitive private and public business environments, will be a strong
asset to Revera," said Neil Cunningham, Chair of Revera's Board of
Directors. "He has a track record of success running large, complex
businesses and brings a passion for innovation, people and customers.
We are pleased to welcome him as CEO."
At Revera, Mr. Wellner will build on the company's leading position in
seniors care and services by leveraging strategic partnerships, and
tapping in to his significant corporate and business development
capabilities to grow the business.
"I am honoured and excited to be joining the Revera team. The company's
50-year history of serving seniors and their families aligns with my
own personal values to make a positive difference in people's lives,"
said Mr. Wellner. "With a strong foundation of partnerships and an
inspiring vision for the future, I look forward to leading Revera
through the next phase of its growth."
Mr. Wellner holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences
from Queen's University, and has completed executive education through
Harvard Business School. He has been a guest lecturer on international
business and healthcare at Harvard, Rotman and INSEAD Schools of
Business. He has also been engaged in significant advisory work within
public equity and venture capital communities. Mr. Wellner currently
sits on the Boards of Cipher Pharmaceuticals, Diamedica, Freshbooks,
Atlantic Healthcare Plc. and Life Sciences Ontario.
Revera is a leading provider of seniors accommodation, care and
services; built on a 50-year history of helping seniors live life to
the fullest. With 227 sites across Canada and parts of the U.S., we
work to enhance lives in our retirement communities, long term care
homes, U.S. nursing and rehab centres and through the provision of home
health services. Find out more about Revera at reveraliving.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE: Revera Inc.
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