The Reeve file Featured

8:00pm EDT July 26, 2008

Born: St. Louis

Education: Bachelor of science in business administration, University of Missouri, two years at the Columbia campus and two years at the St. Louis campus

What is the best business lesson you have ever learned?

Building a good team. Your people are probably your most important asset. It’s building that team so you all work together, work in the same direction and can all rely on each other.

A little history: MMS — A Medical Supply Co. was founded in 1970 under the name of Midwest Medical Supply Co. Inc. MMS continues to provide medical supplies to acute care, long-term care, pharmacies, physicians, home health care agencies and the U.S. government.

Acquisitions, over recent years, have allowed MMS to expand into the hospice/dialysis markets as well as the retail catalog segment of the business.

In 2003, MMS added divisions to service customers in the industrial market as well as providing a redistribution service for major suppliers. The growth of MMS came through expanded markets and divisions that are serviced through its regional distribution centers.