FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today appointed Simon Campion as executive vice president of BD and president, BD Interventional segment, effective Sept. 4.
Campion, 47, will report to Tom Polen, president of BD, and will be responsible for the global strategic, operational and commercial performance of the three Interventional businesses. He will also be accountable for delivering the segment's innovation agenda and integration-related synergies.
"Simon is a proven leader with deep global experience, a demonstrated focus on results and unique insight and breadth across the BD Interventional segment," Polen said. "He is well prepared to drive innovation and cultural initiatives across the Peripheral Intervention, Urology and Critical Care, and Surgery businesses, while continuing to deliver growth as we integrate these businesses into BD."
Since the completion of the C. R. Bard, Inc. transaction, Campion has been serving as worldwide president of the Surgery business, leading the integration of the BD and Bard surgical platforms. Prior to the acquisition, he led Bard's Surgery business (formerly Davol division) for five years. Campion joined Bard in 2008 in Bard's Peripheral Intervention business (formerly Peripheral Vascular division) and assumed leadership roles of increased scope and responsibility in Marketing and General Management within Bard Access Systems, Bard Canada and Davol.
Campion joined Bard from Cook Medical and began his career in R&D and marketing at Boston Scientific. He holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Master of Business Administration from The Open University in the United Kingdom.
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