BD promotes two senior executives to segment leadership roles

Garrison to lead Medical segment and Byrd to head Interventional segment

Franklin Lakes-based BD on Friday announced the appointment of two senior leaders to segment president roles.

Michael “Mike” Garrison has been named executive vice president and president of the Medical segment, and Richard “Rick” Byrd has been named executive vice president and president of the Interventional segment, both effective Sept. 6.

Rick Byrd.
Michael Garrison. (Photos courtesy BD)

Garrison and Byrd will be responsible for the global operational, commercial and financial performance of the businesses that comprise their respective segments, including advancing the portfolio and innovation agenda aligned to the BD 2025 strategy. They will also be accountable for advancing the overall culture and high-performing talent landscape within their segments. They will be members of the BD executive leadership team and report to Tom Polen, chairman, CEO and president of BD.

In addition, BD, which is also known as Becton, Dickinson and Co., announced that Simon Campion will depart the company Sept. 9 for an executive role in the health care industry. Campion joined BD through the acquisition of Bard and led BD’s Interventional segment through the integration. He most recently served as president of the Medical segment.

“Mike and Rick are highly effective leaders who have demonstrated strategic and operational excellence in their nearly two decades at BD,” Polen said. “Their focus on driving growth and meaningful outcomes has been critical as we pursue our BD 2025 strategy, and they are well-rounded, seasoned leaders with a track record of developing strong teams that deliver impactful results. Their broad experiences across multiple BD businesses and segments position them well for their new roles as we advance our growth agenda and build BD’s future. I would also like to thank Simon for his many contributions over his 14 years with Bard and BD.”