John J. Greisch was elected President & Chief Executive Officer of Hill-Rom effective January 8, 2010. Mr. Greisch was most recently President International Operations for Baxter International, Inc., a position he held since 2006. During his seven year tenure with Baxter, he also served as Baxter's Chief Financial Officer and as President of Baxter's BioScience division. Before his time with Baxter, he was President & CEO for FleetPride Corporation in Deerfield, Ill., an independent after market distribution company serving the transportation industry. Prior to his tenure at FleetPride, he held various positions at The Interlake Corporation in Lisle, Ill., a leading global engineered materials and industrial equipment supplier, including serving as President of the company's Materials Handling Group. Mr. Greisch currently serves on the Board of Directors for Actelion Ltd, and AdvaMed. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and the Board of Trustees for the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
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.
Scott Jeffers was elected Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain for Hill-Rom in September 2010. Before joining Hill-Rom, he was General Manager for Global Lean Enterprise at GE Healthcare, a company for which he held various leadership positions over the course of 11 years. Before joining GE, Mr. Jeffers was an officer in the United States Air Force, serving in research and systems acquisitions roles, and as a project manager for advanced energy systems with NASA and the Department of Energy.
Alejandro Infante was elected Senior Vice President and President International for Hill-Rom effective May 2010. Before joining the company, he spent more than 25 years with Hospira and Abbott serving in a number of executive positions, including President of the Americas, General Manager International Operations and Regional Director Latin America for Hospira. He also served as General Manager for Mexico and for Poland while at Abbott. Infante is a native of Mexico.
Richard G. Keller was elected Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of Hillenbrand Industries, effective August 4, 2005. When Hillenbrand Industries split its two major operating companies in 2008, he continued in that role for Hill-Rom. He had served as Executive Director Controller for Hill-Rom, since March 2004, and as Director, Financial Planning and Analysis for Hillenbrand Industries, from May 2002 to March 2004. Prior to joining the company, he served as a Director in the Audit and Business Advisory Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
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 [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 and designated Interim Chief Financial Officer in July, 2013. 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.
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.
Michael Oliver was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hill-Rom effective March, 2011. Prior to joining Hill-Rom, Mr. Oliver was the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Pactiv Corporation. He has also held a number of senior human resources positions for Unilever, Brady Corporation and PepsiCo. Mr. Oliver holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master of Science Business Administration degree from Indiana University Northwest.
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.
Saccaro joins Hill-Rom from Baxter International, Inc., where he held positions of increasing responsibility over his 11-year career. He most recently served as Vice President and Global Franchise Head of Specialty Pharmaceuticals, a $1.5 billion business consisting primarily of anesthesia and nutritional products. From 2011-2013, Saccaro served as Corporate Vice President and Treasurer and, before that, was the Vice President of Finance for Baxter's Europe, Middle East and Africa business. He held a number of other strategic planning and finance positions during his tenure at Baxter. Saccaro holds two degrees from Stanford University – a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Economic Systems.
Alton Shader joined Hill-Rom as Senior Vice President and President, Post-Acute Care in July, 2011 and was named President, North America in 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.
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.