GS1 US Appoints Greg Bylo Vice President of Healthcare
Bylo to Lead the GS1 Healthcare US Industry Initiative, Focused on Driving Adoption and Usage of GS1 Standards in Healthcare

GS1 US Appoints Greg Bylo Vice President of Healthcare

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – June 24, 2015 – GS1 US has appointed Greg Bylo vice president, healthcare. In this role, Mr. Bylo is responsible for leading GS1 Healthcare US®, an industry-wide initiative combining pharmaceutical, medical device, provider, and patient care professionals that are collaborating to drive the adoption of GS1 Standards for improved patient safety and supply chain performance in the healthcare industry. The initiative is also focused on GS1 Standards implementation to support U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Drug Supply Chain Security Act and Unique Device Identification (UDI) Rule requirements.

“Greg will be working with industry stakeholders to understand their collective objectives and offer strategic guidance on the use of standards and technology to improve business and clinical processes,” said Siobhan O’Bara, senior vice president, industry engagement, GS1 US. “His expertise in standards implementation and leading global healthcare supply chain teams will be instrumental in helping the healthcare industry address regulatory requirements and transition to a safer, more efficient supply chain.”

Prior to joining GS1 US, Mr. Bylo was the senior director of global supply chain support services at Integra Life Sciences where he was responsible for supply chain planning of global products. He also spent more than 15 years at Becton Dickinson leading sales and operations planning and supply chain planning teams that were focused on decreasing organizational supply chain costs and increasing customer engagement.

Mr. Bylo earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and material science from the University of Connecticut. He is a Certified Quality Engineer from the American Society of Quality, a member of the Association for Planning and Inventory Control and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

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About GS1 Healthcare US®
GS1 Healthcare US is an industry group that is driving forward open, global standards to help healthcare companies improve the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the supply chain and care delivery. Through the collaboration and cooperation of companies and organizations throughout the healthcare supply chain, GS1 Healthcare US is making it possible for healthcare to move toward adopting GS1 Standards for identifying, capturing, and sharing data as the foundation for improved business and care delivery processes.

About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of GS1®, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 Standards. More than 300,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, barcodes, Electronic Product Code (EPC®)-enabled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®).

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Editor’s note: Photo of Greg Bylo available upon request