Brad Hilton To Lead HIDA Board for 2024

Patrick Jones

Brad Hilton
Senior Vice President, Primary Care Sales
McKesson Medical-Surgical

January 3, 2024 – Brad Hilton today officially assumed the role of Chair of the HIDA Board of Directors for 2024. He succeeds outgoing Chair Cara Skowronski, President of Delasco.

“Our industry is special,” said Hilton. “What we do matters. We help providers on the front lines of healthcare that are taking care of our family, friends, and neighbors. I enjoy connecting and engaging with our colleagues and suppliers. I don’t think that is common in most industries. And that feels good!” 

Brad Hilton has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare distribution, including 11 years at McKesson, currently as Senior Vice President of Primary Care Sales and previously as SVP of Operations and Customer Experience. Prior to that, Hilton spent 18 years at PSS World Medical as Chief Service Officer and SVP of Operations. He began is medical supply career at Hilton Surgical Supply in Houston, Texas, working for his father. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“Brad is an exceptional leader who has devoted his career to medical distribution,” said HIDA President & CEO Matthew J. Rowan. “His in-depth industry knowledge is a tremendous asset that will benefit HIDA and the industry as a whole.”

“Brad brings an up close and personal understanding of this industry’s growth,” said outgoing Chair Cara Skowronski. “He has lived it and played an important role in leading the change to what is now a world class supply chain. With his years of experience as a leader in medical distribution, he has the vision and experience to guide HIDA into the future. He is the right person to continue our momentum and serve our membership.”

About HIDA

Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the healthcare distribution network – the essential link between global healthcare supply manufacturers and local care providers. HIDA members operate more than 500+ distribution centers to bring critical products, supplies, and services to more than 560,000 healthcare settings across the U.S., including hospitals, long-term care, physician practices, home care, and laboratories. Visit

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