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AHP appoints former Ethicon Endo-Surgery President William Hawkins to lead medical device businesses.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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AHP'S NEW VP FOR MEDICAL DEVICE DIVISION WILLIAM HAWKINS faces the challenge of shoring up sales growth at the $1.3 bil. business while charting a course for the diversified giant's participation in the medical device field. American Home Products announced April 22 that it named Hawkins -- a former exec at Ethicon, Lilly, and Guidant -- to be Vice President for its Medical Device and Specialty Pharmaceutical Divisions. Hawkins will assume the post beginning April 28; he replaces David Lilley, who left AHP for Cytec in January.

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