Joy Amundson has been named corporate vice present and president of the bioscience division at Baxter International, which has made a number of senior-level executive changes in recent months in response to a weak financial performance. Amundson, 49, most recently was president of the Ross Products business at Baxter competitor Abbott Laboratories, where she worked for more than 20 years. In addition, Baxter announced the promotions of Jim Utts, 51, to president of Baxter Europe and Bruce McGillivray, 49, to president of Baxter's global renal business. McGillivray and Utts also were elected as corporate officers. "These appointments are important steps in building a leadership team that combines the depth and breadth of knowledge about Baxter with the fresh perspectives of leaders recruited from outside the company," Robert Parkinson Jr., the company's chairman and chief executive officer, said in a news release. Parkinson was appointed to his position in April, succeeding Harry Kraemer Jr., who resigned in January. -- by Cinda Becker
Baxter makes more senior-level executive changes
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