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.
Carlos Alonso was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Hill-Rom International in April 2015. Before joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Alonso served as the President and CEO of the Esaote Group, a medical imaging leader based in Genova, Italy. During his tenure at the Esaote Group, he transformed an organization of disparate business units into a cohesive multinational company with highly effective and unified R&D, commercial, and operational functions. Prior to the Esaote Group, Mr. Alonso served as the CEO of Esteve Pharmaceuticals based in Barcelona, Spain, and held various leadership roles of increasing responsibility with Baxter International over the course of 15 years, including serving as Global President of the Renal Division. Mr. Alonso earned a Master of Science degree in chemical process automation from the Instituto Quimico de Sarriá in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master’s degree in management from IESE – Universidad de Navarra, also in Barcelona, Spain.
Andreas G. Frank joined Hill-Rom as Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy in October, 2011. Before joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Frank was Director Corporate Development at Danaher Corporation. Prior to Danaher, he worked in the Corporate Finance and Strategy practice at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Mr. Frank earned Master degrees in business administration and economics from both the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany as well as The University of Texas at Austin, Red McCombs School of Business.
David Helsel was elected Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain in June 2015. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Helsel worked at Haemonetics where he served as Executive Vice President for Global Manufacturing. Before that, Mr. Helsel spent 19 years in various positions with increasing responsibility at Covidien, including Vice President of Operations for the Surgical Solutions Division and the Medical Supplies Division. An expert in Lean and Six Sigma practices, David also served as Global Director Operational Excellence, supporting 63 manufacturing facilities. Mr. Helsel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from LeTourneau University.
Brian Lawrence was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Hill-Rom effective December, 2010. Mr. Lawrence joined Hill-Rom from GE Healthcare, where he was Chief Technology Officer for Life Support Solutions and held a number of other leadership and innovation positions in GE's Global Research Center. Prior to GE, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Extend Optical Systems Corporation and Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer for Molecular OptoElectronics Corporation. Mr. Lawrence holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a PhD from the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida.
Susan R. Lichtenstein was elected Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer for Hill-Rom effective May 2010. She most recently served as Corporate Vice President and General Counsel at Baxter International, where she was responsible for global legal matters, corporate communications and government affairs. Before joining Baxter, Lichtenstein served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Ameritech Corporation and Tellabs, Inc. She also served in senior positions at both the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago, and was a partner with the law firm of Schiff Hardin & Waite. Ms. Lichtenstein serves on the boards of trustees of RUSH University Medical Center, The Civic Consulting Alliance of Chicago, the Midwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League, and Olin-Sang Ruby Union Institute.
Michael Macek was elected Treasurer for Hill-Rom effective March, 2011. Mr. Macek held the position of Executive Director, Treasury for Hill-Rom since 2008. Prior to joining Hill-Rom in 2005, he held financial positions of increasing responsibility with Ernst & Young and Guidant Corporation. Mr. Macek holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Kenneth (Ken) Meyers was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2015. He is responsible for leading Hill Rom’s global human resources function, with a focus on advancing Hill Rom's high-performance culture and organizational excellence. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Meyers held the same role at Hospira, Inc., where he managed Hospira’s integration with Pfizer, Inc. For several years prior to his tenure at Hospira, Mr. Meyers was a partner at Mercer / Oliver Wyman Consulting, specializing in leadership development of general managers and HR professionals. Prior to Mercer / Oliver Wyman, Mr. Meyers served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Starbucks International and served as interim Managing Director for Starbucks’ Australian operation as well. Mr. Meyers also held human resources positions of increasing responsibility during his career at The Gymboree Corporation, Walt Disney Imagineering and United Technologies. Mr. Meyers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Human Resources Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Michael J. Murphy was elected to Senior Vice President Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs in July 2012. Mr. Murphy held the position of Vice President Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for Hill-Rom since May 2011. Prior to joining Hill-Rom he was with Baxter Healthcare International where he spent 3 years in Switzerland as the Vice President of Quality for Europe, Middle East, & Africa before being promoted to lead the position of Vice President II, Corporate Quality at Baxter headquarters outside Chicago. Mr. Murphy’s previous experience also included senior level Quality & Regulatory positions at Boston Scientific and a company formerly owned by J&J, Harmac Medical. Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Air Force active duty and reserve and graduated from The State University of New York, Buffalo, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology Management with concentrations in Biomedical Engineering and Management.
Blair A. Rieth was hired as Vice President of Investor Relations for Hill-Rom in June 2006. Before joining the company, he held various sales, marketing and government affairs management positions for Guidant Corporation from 1994 to 2006, including his most recent role as Investor Relations Officer from 2000 to 2006. Before Guidant, Mr. Rieth held a variety of positions within sales, product management and business development for Eli Lilly and Company. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University.
Alton Shader was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Welch Allyn in September 2015. Mr. Shader joined Hill-Rom as Senior Vice President and President, Post-Acute Care in July 2011, and held the position of President, North America since May 2012. Before joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Shader was General Manager of Renal at Baxter International. Previously, he served as General Manager for Baxter Ireland and held senior marketing positions in Baxter's operations in Zurich and in California. Mr. Shader also has held positions of increasing leadership responsibility at several other organizations, including Bain & Company. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College.
Ilana Shulman was appointed Chief Compliance Officer in November 2014. Prior to joining Hill-Rom Ms. Shulman worked at Astellas U.S., where she was responsible for all legal and compliance issues for Latin America as well as the anti-bribery and anti-corruption program. Prior to Astellas U.S., she spent 12 years at Pfizer in a variety of roles in Legal, Compliance, and Public Affairs, including supporting the Worldwide Public Affairs and Policy groups and the Latin American, European, and Japan/Asia regions. Before joining Pfizer, Ms. Shulman worked at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she specialized in securities transactions with Latin American and Spanish clients. Ms. Shulman also clerked for Chief Judge Gregory Carman on the U.S. Court of International Trade. Ms. Shulman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Spanish from Dartmouth College, and earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia School of International and Public Affairs.
Taylor Smith was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Surgical and Respiratory Care for Hill-Rom in November 2013. Before joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Smith spent 13 years in various positions with increasing responsibility at Cardinal Health, most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cardinal’s Orthopedic Products and Services group. Prior to his work at Cardinal, he served as Vice President for Business Development at Accordus and as Vice President for National Accounts with McKesson Corporation. Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.
Carlyn D. Solomon was elected Chief Operating Officer in December 2014. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Solomon worked at Edwards Lifesciences where he most recently served as Corporate Vice President (President) of Edwards’ Critical Care and Vascular businesses. Before that, Mr. Solomon was the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and General Manager of Edwards’ Cardiac Surgery Systems business. Before joining Edwards, Mr. Solomon spent 18 years at Baxter International, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including interim President of Baxter’s $2.6 billion BioScience division, Vice President of Global Operations for that same division and, before that, Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain for Baxter’s Medication Delivery/IV Systems division. During his tenure at Baxter, Mr. Solomon lived in Europe for over two years. Mr. Solomon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University.
Steven J. Strobel joined Hill-Rom as Senior Vice President of Finance in November 2014. Before joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Strobel was Chief Financial Officer of BlueStar Energy, an independent retail energy services company. Prior to BlueStar, Mr. Strobel served as Treasurer and Corporate Controller at Motorola, and in the same positions at Owens Corning. Before that, he worked at Kraft Foods and American Hospital Supply Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Strobel was President of McGough Road Advisors, a corporate finance consulting firm. Mr. Strobel also serves on the Board of Directors of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., where he chairs the Audit Committee. He is a Certified Public Accountant, with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.