Stryker names new head of global quality and business operations

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Stryker has announced that Lonny Carpenter, its group president of global quality and business operations, will be retiring from the company on March 31st 2019.

Mr Carpenter - who has been with the firm since 1989 - will be succeeded in this role by Viju Menon, who will be joining Stryker and taking over the position on April 30th 2018. This will place him in charge of the firm's quality, manufacturing, procurement and logistics organisations.

“Stryker's president of global quality and business operations Lonny Carpenter will be retiring next year, with Viju Menon hired as his successor.“

Until his retirement, Mr Carpenter will retain responsibility for the company's regional business operations outside of the US and Asia Pacific, while also remaining involved with its cost transformation programme.

Kevin Lobo, chairman and chief executive officer of Stryker, said: "We are grateful for Lonny's many contributions to Stryker's growth and globalisation efforts over the last three decades."

Mr Menon joins Stryker from Verizon, where he served as chief supply chain officer and played a key role in driving significant transformations in global sourcing and operations across all business units. Previously, he occupied several important roles at Intel.

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