Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today that after an outstanding thirty-one-year career at Stryker, Timothy J. Scannell, President and Chief Operating Officer has notified the company of his intent to retire on March 31, 2023. Effective October 1, 2021 until his retirement, Mr. Scannell will serve as Advisor to the CEO and provide counsel on a range of strategic issues and ensure a smooth transition of his duties, which will be spread between Group Presidents J. Andrew Pierce and Spencer S. Stiles. These responsibilities include oversight of regional businesses, corporate strategy, and business development. Mr. Pierce and Mr. Stiles will continue to serve on the Stryker Leadership Team and will report directly to Kevin A. Lobo, Chair & Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Scannell began his career with Stryker’s Endoscopy business in 1990 where he served in sales and marketing leadership roles before progressing to roles of greater responsibility, culminating in his appointment to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2018.
“Tim has led teams to excellent performance over time and has been a champion of growth and talent throughout his career,” said Mr. Lobo. “He embodies our mission and values, and we are grateful for his leadership and impressive results. We wish Tim and his family the very best in his retirement.”
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