BD Names William 'Bill' Brown to Board of Directors

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the appointment of William "Bill" Brown to its board of directors, effective Feb. 28, 2022.

Brown, 59, is currently the executive chair of L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and technology innovator with $18 billion in annual revenue and customers in more than 100 countries. Prior to this role, Brown served as chair and CEO of L3Harris from July 2019 to June 2021, after L3 and Harris merged in 2019. Prior to the merger, Brown served as chair, CEO and president of Harris. Prior to Harris, Brown spent 14 years at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) serving in a variety of leadership roles, including senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Development and president of UTC Fire & Security. Brown also worked for McKinsey and Company earlier in his career.

"I am very pleased to welcome Bill to the BD Board of Directors," said Tom Polen, chairman, CEO and president of BD. "Bill is a growth-oriented leader with an extensive background in innovation and operational excellence.  He will be a tremendous asset to our board and to BD as we continue to advance our BD2025 strategy and build sustainable, long-term value for our stakeholders."

Brown serves on the Celanese Corporation Board of Directors, the Fire Department of New York City Foundation Board and is a member of the Business Council. He is also the former chair of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and was a member of AIA's Executive Committee.

Brown received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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