FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced that R. Andrew "Andy" Eckert has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors, effective Sept. 26, bringing the total number of directors to 13.
Mr. Eckert, 55, is the CEO of Valence Health, Inc., a health care information technology and services company that provides clinical integration, population health and value-based care solutions to the health care industry. Prior to Valence, Mr. Eckert was CEO of TriZetto Corp. prior to its acquisition by Cognizant Technology Solutions in November 2014. He has held CEO roles with multiple other companies, including CRC Health Group, Inc., Eclipsys Corporation, SumTotal Systems Inc. and ADAC Laboratories, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
"Andy is a proven leader in the growing field of health care information technology, and we believe he will be a valuable contributor to the BD Board of Directors as we move deeper into the digital health space," said Vincent A. Forlenza, chairman, CEO and president of BD.
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