Board of Directors

Although Welch Allyn remains family-owned, the company is governed by a board of directors who provide oversight and direction to the overall strategic and operating performance of the company.

Eric Allyn

Eric Allyn spent most of his career working at Welch Allyn, beginning with his first summer job in 1982. He held various roles in International Business Development, International and US Marketing, US Specialty Sales, Japan and UK Country Management, and SBU Management, as well as numerous other positions within Welch Allyn's Skaneateles facilities. More recently, Eric was the Managing Director of the Allyn Family Office. Eric lived overseas for five years, including two years with Welch Allyn in the UK, and three years in France and Switzerland as both a student and a teacher. Having stepped out of Welch Allyn as an employee in 2009 to join the Board, Eric now works for a variety of boards, non-profits, and does some investment work. Specifically, outside of his role as Co-Chairman of the Welch Allyn Board, he is Chairman of the Board at Auburn Community Hospital, and serves on the Boards of GOJO (makers of Purell), Pharma Tech Industries, Diffinity Genomics, Hospital Trustees of NYS (HTNYS), Family Enterprise USA, and Business Council of NYS. Eric also serves on both the Gifford Foundation and Allyn Foundation boards, and chairs the investment committee at both foundations. He is also founder and managing partner of two private investment funds. He is a frequent speaker at Family Business conferences world wide, often leading discussions on generation transfers within a family business. Eric is a 1986 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia in 1990. He is married to Meg O'Connell, and they have three wonderful daughters.

Larry Buckelew

Larry Buckelew, former president and CEO of Gambro Healthcare, Inc, has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. He began his career with American Hospital Supply Corporation (AHSC) and served as an Executive with American and later Baxter International Inc. following their merger. Formerly the president of Teleflex Medical Group and COO of Sunrise Medical, Inc., Buckelew has ample leadership experience, including serving on a variety of boards: Cymed, Inc., Gambro, Inc., Sunrise Medical, Inc., Surgical Services and Weck Closure Systems. Mr. Buckelew currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Alliance Healthcare Services Inc. which is the nation’s largest provider of advanced diagnostic imaging, and also a market leader in radiation therapy for cancer patients. Alliance is publicly traded (AIQ: NASDAQ OMX) and has been a market leading company for approximately 30 years. Mr. Buckelew also serves as a Corporate Director for First Choice ER (FCER), which is the leading freestanding emergency room company in the nation. He also serves as Lead Director for Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of ambulance, fire protection and safety services with a history of over 60 years delivering outstanding patient care and protection services. Mr. Buckelew previously served as an advisor to the Healthcare Practice of Warburg Pincus, LLC.

Vincent Caponi

Vincent Caponi has more than 38 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board at St. Vincent Health in Indiana and is a Senior Vice President at Ascension. Previously, Caponi served as the CEO of St. Vincent Health and Ascension Health Ministry Market Leader for Indiana where he developed the St. Vincent Health ministry to a 22-hospital system and one of Indiana's largest employers. He oversaw the integration of eight critical access hospitals; multiple joint ventures; hospital expansions; and affiliations with health providers and community partners. Prior to joining St. Vincent Health, he held President and CEO positions at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Alabama and St. Joseph Hospital in Georgia. Caponi was also the administrator of United Memorial Hospital in Missouri.

Caponi holds a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University. He serves on boards for Xavier University, Choice Trust, Little Sisters of the Poor, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana Hospital Association, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Caponi is past board member for the Boy Scouts of America and former chairman of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and the United Way of Central Indiana. In addition, he is actively involved with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Tasha Allyn Given

Tasha Allyn Given was named to the Welch Allyn board of directors in 2005, one of three directors from the Allyn family.

Tasha has a B.A. degree from Colby College.

Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer is chief executive officer and president of Welch Allyn, a privately-held, manufacturer of frontline medical equipment and diagnostic solutions headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York. A native of Michigan, Meyer joined the Welch Allyn family in 1981 as a sales representative in Detroit. Over the last 30 years, Steve has held a series of senior leadership roles in a variety of areas from international sales and marketing to product development and general management. Most recently Steve served as chief global business officer.

Currently, Steve serves on the board of directors for TIDI Medical Products, LLC and the Health Industry Distributors Association Foundation. He is a Trustee of Alma College in Michigan. He is a past board member and chair of MedTech (Central New York's Medical Technology Association), past board member and president of the Health Industry Manufacturers Marketing Council, past board member of AAFP's Foundation and past president and chairman of Hiawatha Seaway Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Steve holds a bachelor's of science degree from Alma College in biology and earned his master's of business administration from the University of Rochester.

 

Peer Allyn Soderberg, M.D.

Peer Allyn Soderberg, M.D., has been a member of the Welch Allyn board of directors since 2005 and is one of three Allyn family members on the board. He is medical director of Jordan/Elbridge and Marcellus Volunteer Emergency Services.

Peer earned his B.S. degree at Washington and Lee University and his M.D. at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  He completed his residency at the St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and is board-certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Barry Wilson

Barry W Wilson is an international executive with 40+ years of experience in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has served as the President of Medtronic International, President of Lederle International prior to its merger with Wyeth, and President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Europe. Additionally he had 9 international assignments with Pfizer. Mr. Wilson serves on the Board of Directors of Rezidor Hotel Group(Swedish public company) and Anecova. He is a member of the Thematic Advisory Board of Lombard Odier Private Bank and of Polytech Ventures II. Mr. Wilson advises several Venture Capital organizations/start-ups. He worked with DLJ Credit-Suisse Alternative Investments as their Healthcare Advisor and served on the boards of Mallinckrodt Inc. and Bausch & Lomb.

Greg Norden

With a background in finance, Greg Norden has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the global healthcare and life sciences industries. Prior to Pfizer's acquisition in 2009, Norden served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Wyeth (formerly American Home Products Corporation). Before joining Wyeth, Norden was with Arthur Andersen & Co., working primarily with multi-national companies in the consumer goods and financial services industries. Currently, Norden is the managing director of G9 Capital Group, LLC and serves on the boards of Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), a global leader in discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing animal health medicines and vaccines, and NanoString Technologies, a provider of life science tools for translational research and development of molecular diagnostic products. Norden is a former director of Human Genome Sciences, Inc., where he served until 2012.  

Craig B. Reynolds

Reynolds has more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare companies. He is formally the chief operating officer and director of Respironics, Inc., a pre-eminent maker of medical devices for sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. After the company was acquired by Koninklijke Philips Electronics in 2008, Reynolds served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Home Healthcare Solutions business of the company. In addition, Reynolds held many positions during his seventeen-year career at Healthdyne Technologies, Inc., including president and chief executive officer. Currently, Reynolds is the chairman of the board of directors of Symmetry Medical, Inc.

 

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