Faculty Profile:

Lee NesterDirector, LogisticsCaroMont Health

Lee Nester joined CaroMont Health in 2011 as Operations Manager in Environmental Services, responsible for leading a team of 125 team members in the highly regulated areas of environmental infection control, waste management and disposal, housekeeping, and linen services for the more than 1.2 million square feet that comprises CaroMont Regional Medical Center and the CaroMont Freestanding ED in Mt. Holly.  


In 2015, during a period of significant and rapid growth for the health system, Mr. Nester was promoted to Director of Property Management. Utilizing his experience in operations and contract management, Mr. Nester was responsible for all aspects of the property acquisition process, financial and strategic analysis, sourcing of new property/new lease space, lease administration, vendor contract management, space management for the main hospital, and interior wayfinding/exterior signage.  In late 2018, Mr. Nester assumed responsibility for the Clinical Technology Services Department within the hospital.  As part of this increased role, he was responsible for the evaluation, procurement, and implementation of a fiscally responsible life-cycle management program for clinical technology equipment.


In the middle of 2019, Lee assumed the role of Director of Logistics for the CaroMont Health.  In this role, Lee is responsible for the supply distribution, materials management (procedure case cart building team), courier services, and the mail room for the organization.  Mr. Nester also played a vital role in the COVID-19 response as the Logistics Chair for the organization helping CaroMont source, procure, and distribute crucial PPE items for the 4,400-employee organization.  Lee continues to push technology into the supply chain for CaroMont Health by implementing a new inventory management system for the Cardiac Cath Lab and is in the process of installing a 2-Bin Kanban stock replenishment program for the hospital.


Mr. Nester holds a Master of Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Erskine College, in Due West, South Carolina, where he played basketball for four years and was part of the creation and development of the Students In Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.) program.