Medical-device maker Stryker Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich., has announced plans for several management changes, according to a news release.
MedSurg Group President Si Johnson will retire but will remain as an adviser to Stryker until the end of 2009. Stryker Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dean Bergy will leave to work with various charitable organizations. He also will remain as an adviser until the end of March 2009.
The departures have spurred several additional management changes and realignment of key business areas, according to company officials. Curt Hartman, currently global president of the instruments division, will be promoted into the newly created position of vice president of finance on Dec. 1. Tony McKinney will serve as vice president and chief accounting officer for the company. He was formerly vice president and group CFO for the Stryker International Group. Lonny Carpenter has been promoted from president of Stryker Medical to group president of Stryker Instruments and Medical.
The promotions also include Tim Scannell, former president of Stryker Spine, taking over as group president for Stryker Spine and Endoscopy; Andrew Fox-Smith is promoted to president of the international group. -- by Shawn Rhea
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