BD Promotes Dave Hickey to Executive VP and President, Life Sciences Segment

October 22, 2020: See Original Post (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the promotion of Dave Hickey to executive vice president and president, Life Sciences segment, effective January 1, 2021.

Succeeding Kaltenbach as executive vice president and president of the Life Sciences segment is Dave Hickey, 57, who currently serves as worldwide president of the Integrated Diagnostics Solutions business. As president of the Life Sciences segment, Hickey will oversee the Biosciences, Preanalytical Systems and Diagnostics Systems businesses worldwide.

“I’m confident Dave is the right successor to lead the Life Sciences segment at this critical time for the industry and for public health,” said Polen. “Throughout nearly 30 years of experience in the life sciences field, Dave has consistently delivered high performance and he has proven himself as an empathetic, passionate and transformative leader of customer-centric teams. Dave’s leadership in the Diagnostics space has been on full display during the pandemic, as his team rallied around our purpose and delivered innovative laboratory and point-of-care COVID-19 testing solutions in record time.”

Hickey joined BD in 2014 as vice president and general manager for the Clinical Microbiology business and was promoted to president of the Diagnostics Systems business in 2016. Prior to BD, Hickey spent 22 years with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in multiple positions of increasing responsibility. Hickey began his career as a clinical biochemist in the United Kingdom.

Hickey will report to Polen.

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Kristen CardilloKristen M. Stewart, CFA
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