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Bard prepares to Ring in New Year

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Group President Timothy Ring is expected to succeed William Longfield as CEO in 2003. Ring, 45, has a background in personnel management. He joined the company in 1992 as VP-human resources after a 10-year career with Abbott, where he ultimately rose to director of personnel in the Hospital Products division. Ring was promoted to Bard group VP in 1993 and assumed his current responsibilities in 1997. Longfield, who announced plans to retire during this year's aborted merger with Tyco, is expected to stay on as chairman until he turns 65 in August. Bard maintains, however, that the selection process may not be completed until the spring of 2003...

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