BD appoints William Kozy as chief operating officer


Adds to current title of executive vice president

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, US, has appointed William Kozy as chief operating officer. Kozy adds this title to his current title of executive vice president. He will continue to report to Vincent Forlenza, chairman, chief executive and president.

‘Bill\'s new title reflects his leadership role and the additional responsibilities that he has taken on over the last year, including oversight of BD’s three business segments and working with me to drive BD\'s growth and innovation focus,’ said Forlenza.

Kozy joined BD in 1974 in a sales role in the BD Division selling laboratory products. This focus on blood collection later led to his first general management position as president of BD Vacutainer systems.

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His subsequent leadership positions include, president, BD Worldwide Injection Systems; senior VP, Company Operations; president, BD Diagnostics; and executive vice president.