Guinan is currently chief procurement officer for Johnson & Johnson, and will officially join Hill-Rom on 13 December 2010.

During his career with Johnson & Johnson, Guinan held a number of senior financial positions, including vice president- Finance, Global Pharmaceutical Group, vice president- Finance, Global R&D and Business Operations, and several positions in their Ethicon Endo-Surgery business.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Guinan held positions of increasing responsibility with Proctor & Gamble.

Hill-Rom president and CEO John Greisch said that they are delighted to have someone with Mark’s impressive credentials and established capabilities joining their team.

“We expect that, under his leadership, Hill-Rom will continue to deliver great operating results and increasing shareholder value in the future,” Greisch said.