Smith & Nephew Plc. (Smith & Nephew), a UK-based medical devices company, has appointed Roger Teasdale as president of its Advanced Wound Management business, effective May 1, 2009. Teasdale has been with Smith & Nephew for 20 years and has experience in driving top line growth and expanding margins. Most recently he served as senior vice president Advanced Woundcare and was also, at the same time, interim president North America for a year.
Teasdale is replacing Joe Woody who is leaving the company after 3 years as president of the Advanced Woundcare division to pursue other business opportunities in the US.
Teasdale has excellent experience in sales, marketing and executive leadership. He will be based at the Advanced Wound Management Division headquarters in Hull as well as spending a substantial portion of his time at the US Advanced Wound Management headquarters in St Petersburg Florida.
Teasdale received his BA (Hons) degree in Accounting and Management Control from Sheffield University. He currently resides in northern England with his wife and two children.
Dave Illingworth, Chief Executive Officer of Smith & Nephew, commenting on this appointment said, “Smith & Nephew is fortunate to have in Roger an excellent leader who can lead our Advanced Wound Management Division. With his long experience in the advanced woundcare market and his recent experience in the US Roger will be able to continue the development of the business and the pursuit of its strategy; to expand the business in the US, improve margins and build a significant market share in the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy market. Roger will be instrumental in helping us build an even stronger leadership position in the advanced woundcare marketplace. I look forward to his contributions.”
Dave Illingworth, chief executive officer of Smith & Nephew, commenting said, “Mr Woody has made an outstanding contribution to Smith & Nephew both in Advanced Wound Management and in his previous role in Orthopaedics. He leaves Advanced Wound Management with a strong platform for future growth”.