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.
Dirk Ehlers was elected Senior Vice President and President, Surgical Solutions in January 2016; he joined Hill-Rom in September 2015 to lead the Trumpf Medical business. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Dr. Ehlers was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eppendorf, a Life Science Tools company based in Germany, where he successfully sharpened brand profile and positioning, revised sales strategy, modernized IT platforms, and developed and fully integrated a U.S. group of previously acquired companies. He was also responsible for relocating two R&D and manufacturing centers and built a new competence center in China. Prior to that, Dr. Ehlers was the Head of Professional Diagnostics with Roche Diagnostics, based in Switzerland, and spent six years as Chief Financial Officer and Business Unit Head for Evotec AG, a public contract research and biotech company. At Evotec, Dr. Ehlers managed the company transformation and successfully spun out its life science tools division. He holds a graduate degree and Ph.D. in Physics, both from the University RWTH Aachen and did post-graduate work at the University of California and the Max-Planck-Institute in Stuttgart/Germany.
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.
Paul (PJ) Johnson was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Patient Support Systems (PSS) U.S. Acute Care in May 2016. Mr. Johnson joined Hill-Rom in 2013 as a senior sales leader for the U.S. PSS business from Life Technologies, where he was most recently President of its Americas region. Prior to joining a predecessor company of Life Technologies, Mr. Johnson spent 18 years with General Electric in series of increasingly senior sales executive roles, culminating in his position as General Manager, Sales and Marketing, in GE’s Clinical Information Systems business.
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.
Sue-Jean Lin was elected chief information officer of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., in January 2016. Sue-Jean was most recently senior vice president and chief information officer for Allergan, a Fortune 500 multi-specialty pharmaceutical and consumer medical device company with business operations in more than 100 countries. She also held the role of Vice President of Finance & EMEA Regional Controller based in the U.K. for seven years.
Ms. Lin has more than 30 years of experience working in corporate, commercial, R&D and manufacturing environments and at Allergan was a key member of the M&A integration team restructuring a 30,000+ people organization and delivering a synergy plan for the $70 billion Allergan & Actavis merger.
Ms. Lin serves on the non-profit board of Wise & Healthy Aging, an organization based in Santa Monica, California, which provides services and programs to enhance healthy aging. She is also a member of executive advisory board of Women in Technology International (WITI).
Ms. Lin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Management Accountant. She has completed the Executive Leadership Program from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; the Director’s College program at Stanford Law School. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Governance Fellow.
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.
Deborah M. Rasin was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary in January 2016. Before joining Hill-Rom, Ms. Rasin served as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at DENTSPLY International Inc., the NASDAQ-listed leading manufacturer and distributor of dental and other consumable healthcare products. Prior to DENTSPLY, Ms. Rasin served as Vice President – Legal, General Counsel and Secretary of Samsonite Corporation, and subsequently was a partner in a private law practice in London, England. Prior to joining Samsonite, Ms. Rasin spent ten years as a senior commercial and corporate attorney for General Motors Corporation. Ms. Rasin earned her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Harvard College. In addition to the United States and the United Kingdom, she has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Israel.
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, Corporate Solutions in January 2016. Mr. Smith joined Hill-Rom as Senior Vice President and President, Surgical and Respiratory Care 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.
Catherine Tabaka was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Patient Support Systems (PSS) Specialty Products. Ms. Tabaka most recently served as chief commercial officer for GE Healthcare’s Advanced X-Ray Technologies business, for which she previously was chief marketing officer. During her 20 years at GE, Ms. Tabaka held roles at both GE Capital and GE Healthcare, in sales/sales effectiveness, marketing, market development, M&A, integration and Six Sigma. Ms. Tabaka started her career as a product manager, first with Rowenta Werke in Germany and Henkel Cosmetics in France.