BD’s Polen named COO in addition to president role

Franklin Lakes-based Becton, Dickinson and Co., a medical technology company, announced that Tom Polen has been named chief operating officer in addition to his current role as president.

Polen will continue to report to Vincent A. Forlenza, chairman and CEO.

In his new role, Polen will oversee BD’s three segments, its innovation and product development pipeline, and global operations.

“Tom’s promotion reflects his leadership role developing and implementing BD’s strategy and vision and aligning our businesses under three strong segment leaders,” Forlenza said. “Tom’s priority of driving innovation to create category leadership, as well as his focus on integrating Bard and enhancing the customer experience, will help guide our segments, R&D portfolio and global operations as we continue to shape BD into a partner of choice for the global health care industry.”

Polen was named president of BD in April 2017.