Mr. Classon became Chairman of the Board of Hill-Rom in March 2006. He served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill-Rom from May 2005 until March 2006 and as Vice Chairman of the Board from December 2003 until his election as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Classon served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bayer Healthcare AG, the healthcare division of Bayer AG, a global healthcare and chemicals company, and, from 1995 to 2002, Mr. Classon served as President of Bayer Diagnostics. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Classon was an Executive Vice President in charge of Bayer Diagnostics’ Worldwide Marketing, Sales and Service operations. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Classon was President and Chief Operating Officer of Pharmacia Biosystems A.B. Prior to 1990, Mr. Classon served as President of Pharmacia Development Company Inc. and Pharmacia A.B.’s Hospital Products Division. Mr. Classon currently serves as a director of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Fresenius Medical Care and Tecan Group, and was previously a director of Millipore Corporation until 2010, and PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. until 2009.
Mr. Dempsey was elected to the Board of Directors in March 2014. He currently serves as a director of Landauer, Inc., Nordion Inc., and Hospira, Inc., and previously held various executive positions with Abbott Laboratories, including Executive Vice President of Global Pharmaceuticals, Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations, and Senior Vice President of International Operations. He also previously served as Chairman of the International Section of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and as Chairman of the Accelerating Access Initiative, a cooperative public-private partnership of UNAIDS, the World Bank, and six research-based pharmaceutical companies.
Dempsey is also a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Chicago and the Board of Trustees for the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University.
James R. Giertz
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of H.B. Fuller Company, St. Paul, Minnesota
Mr. Giertz has served as a director of Hill-Rom since December 2009. He has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of H.B. Fuller Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, since March 2008. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller, he served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and, for several months in 2007 a director, of Residential Capital, LLC, one of the largest originators, servicers and securitizers of home loans in the United States. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Industrial Products division of Donaldson Company, Inc., a worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts. In addition, Mr. Giertz has experience with General Motors Corporation where he served as assistant treasurer of the company's operations, and also held several international treasury positions in Canada and Europe. Mr. Giertz serves on the Board of Directors of the Normandale Community College Foundation and Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.
Charles E. Golden
Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
Mr. Golden has served as director of Hill-Rom since 2002. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Eli Lilly and Company, an international developer, manufacturer and seller of pharmaceutical products, from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, he had been associated with General Motors Corporation since 1970, where he held a number of positions, including Corporate Vice President, Chairman and Managing Director of the Vauxhall Motors subsidiary and Corporate Treasurer. He is currently on the boards of Eaton Corporation PLC and Unilever NV/PLC. He also serves as a director of the Lilly Endowment and Indiana University Health.
Mr. Kucheman was elected to the Board at the 2013 annual meeting. Before being named interim CEO in October 2011, Mr. Kucheman was Executive Vice President and President of the Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular (CRV) Group of Boston Scientific. He joined the Company in 1995 as a result of Boston Scientific’s acquisition of SCIMED Life Systems, Inc. becoming Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Mr. Kucheman was responsible for the global marketing functions of the Company’s Cardiovascular group and Corporate Marketing functions. He has served on several Industry boards, including the board of directors of the Global Health Exchange.
Mr. Menascé has served as a director of Hill-Rom since 2004. He is the retired President of the Enterprise Solutions Group for Verizon Communications, Inc. Prior to Verizon, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of CTI MOVIL S.A. (Argentina), a business unit of GTE Corporation, from 1996 to 2000, and also held senior positions at CANTV in Venezuela, Wagner Lockheed and Alcatel in Brazil, and GTE Lighting in France. Mr. Menascé currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Pitney Bowes Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Hillenbrand, Inc., and formerly served on the board of KeyCorp.
Dr. Smith has served as a director of Hill-Rom since 2003 and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors from 2005 through 2012. She was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in October 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Smith had been the President of the National Division of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, among other positions. Since 1992 she has been an attending physician at the same institution. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of AptarGroup, Inc., a leading supplier of personal care, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, food and beverage dispensing systems. Dr. Smith is also a member of the HealthCare Roundtable of Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm.
Mr. Malone has served as a director of Hill-Rom since July 2007. He served as Chairman of the Board of Gentiva Health Services from 2002 to 2011, as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 through 2008, and as a director through May 2012. He joined Gentiva in 2000 as Executive Vice President and President of Gentiva’s Home Health Division. Prior to joining Gentiva, he served in various positions with Olsten Corporation including Executive Vice President of Olsten Corporation and President, Olsten Staffing Services, United States and Canada. He is a director of Capital Senior Living, Inc., a former director of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and a director and chairman of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation.
John J. Greisch has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill-Rom since January 2010. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Greisch held a number of positions with Baxter International Inc., including President of International Operations, Chief Financial Officer and President of Bioscience. Prior to joining Baxter, Mr. Greisch was President and Chief Executive Officer of FleetPride Corporation, an independent after-market distribution company serving the transportation industry. Prior to his tenure at FleetPride, he held various positions at The Interlake Corporation, a leading global engineered materials and industrial equipment supplier, the most recent of which was President of the Material Handling Group. Mr. Greisch currently serves on the Board of Directors of Actelion Ltd. and AdvaMed. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s hospital of Chicago.