U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc. said Wednesday it has appointed Ronald L. Loveless as Vice Chairman.

The retired executive of Walmart Stores, Inc. and first CEO of Sam's Club will direct product innovation, research, and clinical standards.

"Ron's expertise in helping to build what became the world's largest company will be instrumental in guiding U.S. Preventive Medicine through the high growth phase of our company in the coming years,” said Christopher Fey, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine.

“His professional approach, contacts and merchandising knowledge will help lead our company to unparalleled opportunities across the U.S. and internationally. We could not have a better person in our leadership group.”