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Mr. Ring was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for C. R. Bard, Inc. as of August 8, 2003. He joined Bard in June 1992 as Corporate Vice President – Human Resources and was promoted to Group Vice President – International in December 1993. In November 1995, he was given additional responsibility for Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology. In January 1997, he also assumed additional responsibility for the Cardiac Assist and Cardiopulmonary Divisions and in April 1997, he was promoted to Group President for Coronary Vascular Products. In 1999, he was named Group President for Bard Electrophysiology and Peripheral Vascular Products and in 2002 was given additional responsibility for Bard Access Systems, Bard Europe and Corporate Healthcare Services.
Prior to Bard, he worked for Abbott Laboratories for nearly 10 years, most recently as Director of Personnel for the Hospital Products Division. Before that, he was General Manager for Abbott’s Australian, New Zealand and Indonesian operations, residing in Sydney. Prior to that, he was Director of Personnel for Pacific/Asia/Africa and Europe. From 1984 to 1986, he was also Director of Personnel for Latin America & South East Asia. He started at Abbott in 1983 as Assistant Personnel Manager for the Pharmaceutical Division. Before joining Abbott, Mr. Ring was employed by The General Motors Corporation. Mr. Ring has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
He is a trustee for the New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc. (formerly Foundation of The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ). Mr. Ring is also a member of the Board of Directors for C. R. Bard, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, AdvaMed, the medical device industry association, and NAM (National Association of Manufacturers). He is also a member of the Cornell University Trustee Council and a vice chairman on the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board in Washington, DC