People: MedAssets Inc (MDAS.OQ)
Mr. Vernon R. Loucks is an Independent Director of MedAssets Inc., since September 2007. Mr. Loucks is Chairman of the Board of the Aethena Group, LLC, a health care merchant banking firm and Chairman of Advanced Proton Solutions, Inc. Mr. Loucks is the retired Chairman of Baxter International Inc., a healthcare company with operations in over 100 countries, where he held the title of Chief Executive Officer from 1980 through 1998 and Chairman of the Board from 1987 through 1999. Mr. Loucks served as Chief Executive Officer of Segway LLC and Senior Fellow of the Yale Corporation. Mr. Loucks served on the Board of Directors for Affymetrix, Inc. from 1993 to 2008, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 1988 to 2008, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. from 2000 to 2008, Oscient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Genome Therapeutics, Inc.) from 2004 to 2005, Pain Therapeutics, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, Segway, Inc. from 2000 to 2009 and Emerson Electric Co. from 1979 to 2011. Mr. Loucks holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Loucks brings over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry to his service on the Board and his experience serving on the boards of directors of other publicly traded companies is also a valuable asset to the Board of Directors.
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