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Smiths Medical takes on head of North America

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Stuart Morris-Hipkins has been named as president of the North America division of Smiths Medical (London, UK). Based at its Massachusetts office, Mr Morris-Hipkins will be responsible for all sales, R&D, marketing and customer service for all product lines in the US and Canada. He joined the firm in 1998 and was most recently president of vital care and safety businesses. His appointment is part of an operations restructuring. He has 15 years’ experience in the field, and during his time at Smiths has “led a variety of strategic growth, acquisition, restructuring, continuous improvement and outsourcing projects across three continents". Company president Srini Seshadri described his track record of delivering growth and raising business performance levels as “impressive.” Smiths Medical designs, develops and manufactures a number of devices in three core areas: safety devices; vital care and medication delivery.

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