Bryan C. Hanson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Zimmer Biomet in December 2017.
Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Mr. Hanson served as a member of Medtronic’s Executive Committee and as Executive Vice President and Group President, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group of Medtronic, where he oversaw and provided strategic direction to that approximately $9 billion business. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Hanson served as Group President, Covidien, with global responsibility for all Covidien business segments. Prior to being elevated to that newly created position, Mr. Hanson served as Group President, Medical Devices & U.S. of Covidien and prior to that, he served as Group President, Surgical Solutions and President, Energy-based Devices. Mr. Hanson began his career with Covidien in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University. He also completed the Kellogg School of Management Finance for Executives program in 2010 and the Harvard Executive Education in Leadership program in 2013. Mr. Hanson serves on the board of AmeriCares, an emergency response and global health organization committed to saving lives and building healthier futures for people in crisis.
Aure Bruneau was appointed Group President with responsibility for the Company’s, Spine, Craniomaxillofacial, Thoracic and Surgery Assisting Technologies businesses in December 2017.
Mr. Bruneau served as Vice President and General Manager with global responsibility for the Company’s Craniomaxillofacial and Thoracic businesses from June 2015. Mr. Bruneau also led the integration of the Robotics business until assuming his current role. Previously, he served in Vice President roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, business development and general management at Biomet from September 2008 until June 2015. Prior to joining Biomet, Mr. Bruneau held numerous positions with Sofamor Danek Group and Medtronic over a 12-year period. He began his career in the medical device industry while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Memphis. After receiving his degree, Mr. Bruneau served as a distributor sales associate, followed by a role in international marketing with a focus on Asian markets. He then held several global leadership roles within new market development initiatives. Mr. Bruneau is a native of France.
Tony Collins was appointed Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer effective June 2015. He has responsibility for internal and external reporting, planning and analysis, and corporate and business unit accounting.
Previously, Mr. Collins served as Vice President, Finance for Zimmer’s Global Reconstructive Division and Global Operations organization. He joined Zimmer in 2010 as Vice President, Finance for the Global Reconstructive Division and U.S. Commercial organization. Prior to joining Zimmer, Mr. Collins held the position of Vice President, Finance and served as the CFO of the Commercial segment of Oshkosh Corporation from 2007 to 2010. From 1997 to 2007, he was employed at Guidant Corporation and Boston Scientific, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including Finance Director and CFO of the Guidant Japan organization, Global Director of Operations Finance and Director of Strategic Planning. Mr. Collins began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Derek Davis was appointed Vice President, Global Integration effective June 2015. He took on the additional role of Interim Vice President, Investor Relations in November 2017. Mr. Davis has direct responsibility for the oversight and management of integration activities following the merger of Zimmer and Biomet. In his Investor Relations role, he serves with our Chief Financial Officer as the Company’s key point of contact for members of the investment and financial community.
Mr. Davis served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company from May 2007 until June 2015. He joined the Company (then Zimmer) in 2003, and has held positions of increasing responsibility since that time, including Director of Operations Finance and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Accounting. Prior to joining Zimmer, Mr. Davis served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller for International Wire and as Senior Financial Analyst for Phelps Dodge Corporation. He has more than 15 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, planning and analysis, cost accounting and operations management. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA from Indiana University and is a CPA.
Robert D. Delp was appointed President, Americas effective January 2017. He is responsible for the Company’s sales and management of the direct and indirect sales channels in the Americas region, including the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Mr. Delp served as Vice President of U.S. Sales for Zimmer Biomet from June 2015 until assuming his current role. He previously served in commercial Vice President roles at Biomet U.S. from October 2007 until June 2015. Prior to those appointments, Mr. Delp held numerous positions within the musculoskeletal healthcare field, where he began his career in 1995. Mr. Delp holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grace College.
Bill Fisher was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources in July 2009.
Mr. Fisher has extensive global leadership experience in human resources, including 15 years in increasingly responsible roles within General Electric. Prior to joining the Company (then Zimmer) in 2009, Mr. Fisher served as Vice President of Human Resources for ArvinMeritor in Detroit, Michigan, where he was responsible for all human resources for that company's global Light Vehicle Systems business. At General Electric, Mr. Fisher served as Senior Corporate Human Resources Executive for the Legal, EHS and Strategy functions at the company's Connecticut headquarters; Senior Human Resources Leader for GE Healthcare's Global Supply Chain in Wisconsin; and Senior Director of Human Resources for GE Plastics, located in Indiana. Mr. Fisher holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Organization Development from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA in Human Resources from Indiana University.
Dan Florin was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 2015.
Mr. Florin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biomet from June 2007 to June 2015. Prior to joining Biomet, Mr. Florin served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Boston Scientific Corporation from 2001 until 2007. Before being appointed Corporate Controller in 2001, Mr. Florin served in financial leadership positions within Boston Scientific Corporation and its various business units. Prior to joining Boston Scientific Corporation, Mr. Florin worked for C.R. Bard from October 1990 through June 1995, and was employed by Deloitte from September 1986 to October 1990. Mr. Florin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an Executive MBA from Boston University.
Adrian Furey was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Logistics effective November 2016. He has direct responsibility for sourcing, distribution, real estate and global manufacturing.
Mr. Furey served as Vice President, Operations of Zimmer Biomet’s North American operations from July 2015 to November 2016 and previously led the Company’s operations in Shannon and Galway, Ireland. Prior to joining the Company (then Zimmer) in 2008, he held key operational and engineering roles at Abbott, DePuy, Covidien and C.R. Bard. Mr. Furey holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Ireland.
David Kunz was appointed Senior Vice President, Global Quality, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs in April 2016. He is responsible for providing strategic and operational direction to achieve Quality and Regulatory Excellence across the organization and he chairs the Company’s Quality Excellence Steering Committee.
Mr. Kunz joined the Company (then Zimmer) in 2011 as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for the Spine division. Prior to joining Zimmer, he served as Vice President, Quality Assurance of Ecolab, where he led a supply chain network including nine chemical plants and two equipment plants. Previously, he spent 13 years at Guidant/Boston Scientific Corporation in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as the Director of Supplier Quality Assurance for the CRV Division. He began his career at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Headquarters as a mechanical engineer. Mr. Kunz holds a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. He is a certified Nuclear Engineer and previously was a certified Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer.
Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsaess was appointed President, Europe, Middle East and Africa in April 2013. She is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of products in the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions.
Dr. Mazur-Hofsaess joined the Company (then Zimmer) in February 2010 as Senior Vice President, EMEA Sales and Marketing and was appointed President, EMEA Reconstructive in February 2012. She has more than 18 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical, diagnostics and medical device sectors. Prior to joining Zimmer, Dr. Mazur-Hofsaess served as Vice President, Diagnostics – Europe of Abbott Laboratories from 2001. She is a qualified Medical Doctor and also holds a Ph.D. from Gdansk Medical University in Poland, as well as an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota.
David Nolan was appointed Group President with responsibility for the Company’s Sports Medicine, Extremities, Trauma, Biologics, Surgical, Foot and Ankle and Bone Healing businesses effective June 2015.
Mr. Nolan joined the Company (then Zimmer) in November 2012 as Senior Vice President, Sales. From January 2014 to June 2015, he served as Senior Vice President, Sales and Advanced Solutions. Prior to joining Zimmer, Mr. Nolan served as President, Biomet Sports Medicine, Extremities and Trauma from 2011 to 2012 and as President, Biomet Sports Medicine from 2001 to 2011. He joined Biomet in 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Nolan held marketing and sales leadership positions at Summit Medical Supplies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wabash College.
Chad Phipps was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May 2007. He has global responsibility for the Company’s Legal Affairs and he serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors. Mr. Phipps also oversees the Company’s Government Affairs, Corporate Communication and Public Relations activities.
Mr. Phipps joined the Company (then Zimmer) in September 2003. Prior to joining Zimmer, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of L&N Sales and Marketing, Inc. in Pennsylvania and he practiced law with the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, focusing on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions. Mr. Phipps holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Rollins College and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.
Dan Williamson was appointed Group President with responsibility for the Company’s Knee, Hip, Bone Cement, Patient-Matched Implants and Personalized Solutions businesses effective June 2015.
Mr. Williamson served as Senior Vice President, Biomet and President, Global Reconstructive Joints from February 2014 to June 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Williamson served as Vice President and General Manager, Global Bone Cement and Biomaterials Research from September 2011 to February 2014, and as Corporate Vice President, Global Biologics and Biomaterials from May 2006 to September 2011. Mr. Williamson previously served as Vice President, Business Development from December 2003 to May 2006. He began his career with Biomet in 1990 as a Product Development Engineer and has held various other positions of increasing responsibility in Product Development, Marketing and Business Development. Mr. Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Sang Yi was appointed President, Asia Pacific effective June 2015. He is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of products in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Yi joined the Company (then Zimmer) in March 2013 as Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific. Before joining Zimmer, he served as Vice President and General Manager of St. Jude Medical for Asia Pacific and Australia from 2005 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Yi held several leadership positions over a ten-year period with Boston Scientific Corporation, ultimately serving as Vice President for North Asia. Mr. Yi holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida.