Chief Executive Officer
Fran Dirksmeier brings more than 30 years of experience in medical product manufacturing and distribution to his position as CEO of Performance Health. He is recognized in the healthcare industry as a visionary leader and a strategic entrepreneur, with a proven track record of building high-performance teams while driving customer focused growth and operational excellence.
Dirksmeier was formerly the President of Henry Schein Animal Health, a $2 billion market leading distributor of animal health products and services. During his tenure, he established new distribution strategies and a customer centric culture which resulted in the company achieving double digit revenue and operating margin growth.
Previously, Dirksmeier co-founded Agility Healthcare Solutions where he served as Chief Executive Officer and grew the company into a multi-million-dollar venture that solved critical equipment management and patient flow problems. Under his leadership, the company developed the web-based mobile asset inventory management system, The AgileTrac™. This innovative solution provided enterprise visibility and management of patient flow, assets, beds and rooms, staff, emergency department activities, and surgical services processes in an integrated, modular application.
As a result of Agility’s success, GE Healthcare acquired the company in 2008 and appointed Dirksmeier as leader of integrated solutions and general manager of global asset management and hospital operations management. Under his leadership, Dirksmeier and his team tackled more than $100 billion of operational waste in the global healthcare system. As a result, the team was recognized with Frost & Sullivan’s 2012 award for Customer Value Enhancement in Hospital Operations Management.
Prior to co-founding Agility, Dirksmeier was President of McKesson Medical-Surgical, a $3 billion medical supply distribution company and division of McKesson Corporation (MCK). As president, he focused the company’s growth strategies on a platform of operational excellence and customer satisfaction for its acute care, primary care and long-term care business segments.
Dirksmeier’s additional executive management experience includes positions as President and COO of Baker APS, owned by McKesson; Vice President of Strategic Business Services for McKesson Medical Surgical; and President of acute care for McKesson Medical Surgical, and Division Vice President for Owens & Minor.
Dirksmeier holds a BA in Business Management from Assumption College.