Life sciences leader Dave Hickey to retire from BD

BD (also known as Becton, Dickinson and Co.), on Tuesday announced that Dave Hickey, who became executive vice president of the company and president, life sciences, in 2021, has informed the Franklin Lakes-based company of his intent to retire, effective July 1.

Prior to his current role, Hickey was president of BD’s Integrated Diagnostic Solutions from 2019 to 2021, and president of Diagnostic Systems prior to that. Before joining BD in 2014, Hickey served in a range of executive leadership positions at Siemens Healthcare.

“For over a decade at BD, Dave has demonstrated a strong, strategic and innovative approach, empowering his teams to deliver impactful results through a growth mindset and developing incredible talent and next-gen leaders at BD,” Tom Polen, chairman, CEO and president of BD, said. “I want to express BD’s sincere gratitude to Dave for his significant contributions to BD, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where he led the BD effort to develop numerous rapid and molecular diagnostic tests in record time to support health care providers and patients around the world. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

BD intends to name a successor to Hickey prior to his retirement date.