Tim Abate

Tim Abate is President, Textiles, Environmental Services, and Decorative Interiors for Medline Industries. Medline is the leading provider of reusable healthcare textiles in the United States, and corporately, is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical products in the U.S.

Tim previously held leadership positions in marketing at Medline before taking responsibility for these businesses in 2013. Prior to joining Medline in 2012, Tim spent nearly 15 years in marketing and sales for a Fortune 150 consumer products company. His experience includes positions in business development, product development, brand management, and overall business leadership/general management. Tim has led the development and commercialization of numerous innovative new products throughout his career, and this commitment to pursuing and launching new innovation extends to the textiles business at Medline today.

Medline Textiles is focused on identifying new fabric technologies that have relevance and application to healthcare, with a focus on opportunities to improve the overall patient experience, improve patient safety, and better manage costs for healthcare providers.

Organization: Medline Industries

Related Challenge: Fabric