Navigation Links
Stryker Announces Change in Chairman of the Board of Directors

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 30 //PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced today that after a highly successful and distinguished 32-year career with Stryker Corporation, John W. Brown, has announced his decision to retire as Chairman of the Board and a Director effective December 31, 2009.

Mr. Brown joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in 1977 and served in those positions until 2003. He has been a Director since 1977 and Chairman of the Board since 1981. Under Mr. Brown's leadership, Stryker has become one of the premier medical technology companies in the world.

In announcing his decision, Mr. Brown commented, "This timing is consistent with my original goal of providing a 5-year overlap with Steve MacMillan. The Company has done very well under Steve's leadership as CEO since January 2005, in spite of the challenges in today's economy and the current healthcare environment. We are also extremely fortunate to have a group of strong board members, many of whom have served the Company for a number of years. Additionally, three new members have joined the board during the last few years and are very experienced. This gives me great confidence that the Company is in good hands."

In recognition of Mr. Brown's tremendous contributions to the Company, the Board of Directors has appointed him Chairman Emeritus effective January 1, 2010. While he will no longer play an active role with the Company, Mr. Brown will be available for consultation to the Board.

The Company also announced that Stephen P. MacMillan, Stryker's President and CEO, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, in addition to his current responsibilities, effective January 1, 2010.

In announcing these changes, the Board of Directors commented that they were extremely grateful to Mr. Brown for his leadership and very pleased that he has agreed to serve as Chairman Emeritus. They also added that they were pleased that Mr. MacMillan has agreed to take on this additional responsibility and will look to him to ensure the Company's continued success.

Stryker Corporation is one of the world's leading medical technology companies with the most broadly based range of products in orthopaedics and a significant presence in other medical specialties. Stryker works with respected medical professionals to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. The Company's products include implants used in joint replacement, trauma, craniomaxillofacial and spinal surgeries; biologics; surgical, neurologic, ear, nose & throat and interventional pain equipment; endoscopic, surgical navigation, communications and digital imaging systems; as well as patient handling and emergency medical equipment. For more information about Stryker, please visit

SOURCE Stryker Corporation

SOURCE Stryker Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Strykers Biotech Division Receives FDA Warning Letter
2. Stryker Operating Results for Quarter Ended September 30, 2009
3. Stryker Biotech and its Top Management Indicted for Illegal Promotion of Medical Devices Used in Invasive Surgeries
4. Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
5. EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer
6. Cephalon Announces Positive Results from a Pivotal Study of FENTORA in Opioid-tolerant Patients with Non-cancer Breakthrough Pain
7. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
8. DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces Successful Phase Ib Results for DOV 21,947
9. Phosphagenics Announces Positive Phase 1b Transdermal Insulin Clinical Trial Results
10. Xenomics Announces Implementation of its First Diagnostic Test for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Into Clinical Practice
11. Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Announces 2007 Second Quarter Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 On Tuesday, November ... bellwether trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for ... Conserve metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million ... two week trial and three days of deliberations, ... device was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ) today announced that it ... State Attorney General,s Office to end the litigation ... with the Attorney General over the decision of Forest Laboratories, ... the now generic version of memantine immediate release tablets.  Under ... its counterclaims against New York , and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 25, 2015 Endo International ... Rajiv De Silva , President and CEO, will discuss ... Healthcare Conference in New York on ... . Click on Investor Relations, and then the ... prior to the presentation,s start time to visit the site ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the ... to improve system efficiency and reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based ... system avoids locking itself into a specific piece of software for many key components ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Medical Solutions, one of the ... stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office being named a finalist among ... was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s 13th annual Greater Cincinnati Best ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating ... Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert ... cause. , MAP International was founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Wimbledon Health ... launches new Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the public, parents ... cardiac abnormalities. About 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from sudden ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Beddit® has launched a ... tracking systems. The new app features a more intuitive SleepScore™ that rates sleep quality ... you slept. The SleepScore is created by a proprietary algorithm. Beddit analyzes the data ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):