Wes WheelerChief Executive Officer
Wes Wheeler is the Chief Executive Officer of Marken, a privately held, leading global supply chain service provider to the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Wes was recruited in 2011 to transform the company which has grown to more than 40 locations in 19 countries throughout the world. Wes joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1989 with Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline) and has served as CEO / President at four different companies. Prior to 1989, he worked for 12 years as an engineer for Exxon (now ExxonMobil). During Wes’ thirty- five year professional career, he has been involved in virtually every key functional area, including manufacturing, drug development, supply chain logistics, marketing, and engineering. His career included several years residing overseas in addition to his many posts in New Jersey, California and North Carolina. His combination of deep operational experience, various roles as a leader and the challenges of working in many different cultures has provided Wes with a unique range of perspectives and skills required to transform and grow companies. Wes holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He lives in North Carolina with his wife.