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Christopher Simon was appointed CEO on May 16, 2016. Previously, he served as a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company where he led the Global Medical Products Practice. He brings over 20 years of experience helping businesses transform and grow.
Mr. Simon was the lead partner for the strategy review with Haemonetics that launched in October 2015, where he gained invaluable insights into the business and our markets. Together with management and the board of directors, he co-architected the strategic plan that we are now implementing.
He was with McKinsey since 1993. Prior to that he served in commercial and operating roles at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer in Korea and with the 1st Ranger Battalion.
Mr. Simon earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bill Burke joined Haemonetics as Chief Financial Officer in August of 2016 and is responsible for the global finance organization including investor relations. Previously, Mr. Burke was Chief Integration Officer and Vice President, Integration for the Medtronic/Covidien merger. Prior to this role, Mr. Burke worked at Covidien for over nine years in various finance leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Portfolio Management and Vice President of FP&A. Prior to Covidien, he held a number of roles within FP&A and Corporate Audit at Tyco Healthcare Group. Mr. Burke holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant College with a focus in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA.)
Sandra Jesse joined Haemonetics as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer in September 2011 and is responsible for the company’s world-wide Legal, Compliance and Corporate Audit and Controls groups. Ms. Jesse was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a Partner in the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart, and Press Secretary for United States Congressman, Lee Hamilton. She has served on a number of Boards of Directors, including the New England Legal Foundation, Longy School of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance and the Landmark School. Ms. Jesse is a former President of the Boston Bar Foundation.
Neil Ryding joined Haemonetics in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Global Operations. Prior to joining Haemonetics, Mr. Ryding had over 30 years of experience in leading global manufacturing operations and supply chain organizations in regulated environments within the aerospace and medical devices. His various roles have taken him around the world with complex and global companies including Rolls Royce Aero-Engines, Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, Cardinal Health and Hospira, with each role requiring a broad breadth of operational knowledge and complexity.
Patrick Loh joined Haemonetics in 2014 as President of Asia Pacific and is responsible for the region’s oversight of all of Haemonetics’ commercial operations.
Prior to joining Haemonetics, Mr. Loh spent 12 years at Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President and General Manager of the Asia Pacific Region with Laboratory Products Group and subsequently at Research and Safety Group. He was instrumental in expanding the business growth and commercial presence throughout the region and also successfully integrated numerous acquired companies throughout his tenure.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Loh held an executive leadership position at Kinetic Concepts Inc. as President Asia Pacific and Executive Committee Member. He started his career at B. Braun Medical AG and progressed through multiple leadership positions of sales, marketing and general management.
Mr. Loh holds an Executive MBA from Olin Business School, Washington University, St Louis and has completed advanced strategic and leadership programs from INSEAD and Babson College.
Thomas McCurdy joined Haemonetics in 2010 as Vice President, North American Patient Sales. Mr. McCurdy championed the development of the company’s innovative Comprehensive Blood Management Solutions (CBMS) initiative. He also led the growth and development of the TEG business in North America, and drove the integration of software and device “connectivity” as a critical platform for customer and market engagement. He was promoted to President, Global Plasma in 2015. Prior to joining Haemonetics, Mr. McCurdy gained 25 years of worldwide sales experience in roles of increasing responsibility at Navilyst Medical, Boston Scientific and Procter & Gamble.
University Hospital in Muenster Germany. He holds his M.D. from Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in Germany and his medical licensing and board certification from the Ludwig Maxmillians University of Munich also in Germany. Additionally, Dr. Hartmann was a research scholar in the Department of Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine.
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