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RALPH D. B.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Senior financial/operations executive
with a record of accomplishments in
corporate, domestic and international responsibilities, contributing
to corporate growth and profitability. Extensive experience in corporate
finance/accounting, global business development and
information technology. Particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions,
strategic planning, treasury, banking, taxation,
risk management, SEC reporting and
Sarbanes Oxley. Significant experience in both
domestic and international business settings, possessing exceptional
communication skills and sensitivity. Past successes reflect the ability
to make things happen, using strategic thinking, business acumen and
sound judgment. Have always been recognized as a highly, respected,
take charge leader with the ability to engender trust.
TELEFLEX, INC. Limerick, PA
Senior financial executive
for a $. billion publicly traded NYSE leader in
Medical Devices, Aerospace and Marine Products.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT &
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER –TELEFLEX MEDICAL, Research Triangle Park,
Executive in charge of all financial activities for a $. billion worldwide
marketer and manufacturer of medical devices. Teleflex Medical is a
global organization with manufacturing sites and direct representation
senor management on a $ billion acquisition of Arrow International,
Inc; a publicly traded medical device company based in Reading, PA.
This acquisition raised Teleflex Medical worldwide revenues by $
million. Successfully lead a much of the integration activities, creating
over $ million of global synergies.
the implementation of an SAP, ERP system in the US and Mexico.
shared service organizations in Athlone, Ireland and Research Triangle
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
and operations executive for a $. billion publicly traded NYSE global
manufacturer, marketer and developer
of medical devices.
– FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION – CARDIOLOGY DIVISION ,
Executive officer in charge
of Finance, Information Technology, Customer Supply Chain and Facilities
for St. Jude’s second largest global operating unit with revenues
over $ million
the former Daig Division into two new operating divisions focusing on
Cardiology and Atrial Fibrillation.
Negotiated and completed
the acquisition of Velocimed, LLC for $.million bringing three new
and unique Cardiology device platforms to the company.
Championed and successfully
implemented a new SAP, ERP system.
MARCONI MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC, Cleveland, OH
Senior corporate officer for a
$. billion global manufacturer, developer and marketer of electronic
medical imaging systems and software.
PRESIDENT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER & TREASURER
position, reporting directly to the CEO: Accountable for all financial
matters on a global basis. I held financial oversight responsibilities
over operations on a worldwide basis, including seven global manufacturing
sites on all aspects of finance, including treasury, tax, strategic
planning, and information technology. Recruited, trained, developed
and managed a highly adept global staff comprised of seven Vice Presidents
for the Finance and Information Technology functions. Also held the
position as President Picker Medical Finance Inc, a $ million
finance leasing organization specializing in medical imaging equipment,
structured as a % owned joint venture between Marconi and CIT.
with several strategic competitors, along with their investment banking
representatives, for the divestiture of Marconi Medical Systems
from Marconi plc. This included “Road Show” presentations to strategic
buyers, investment bankers and private equity firms.
Led deal structure, contract negotiation, due diligence and post acquisition
integration planning. In October, the sale to Royal Philips Electronics
NV for $. billion in cash was successfully completed.
Turned around Picker
Medical Finance Captive Leasing Company from a $ million P&L
loss to a $ million profit in one year.
Upon joining the
company, stabilized a major ERP implementation disaster and eventually
optimized the system on a global basis.
a major global restructuring initiative. Reduced over $ million of
C.R. BARD, INC. Murray Hill, NJ
international corporate executive for a $. billion publicly traded
NYSE worldwide leader in the development, manufacturer and sale of
& GENERAL MANAGER • INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
& ADMINISTRATION Murray Hill, NJ
and Administrative head of C.R. Bard’s international operations with
revenue over $ million. Provided leadership and managed all Accounting/
Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Business Development, Customer Supply Chain,
Information Technology and Human Resources functions outside of the
United States. Had P&L responsibility for all European Sales and
Distribution Operations plus four manufacturing locations in Europe.
Developed and implemented
a Central European Distribution Center in Belgium, which resulted in
the elimination of eight incountry distribution centers. Reduced spending
and inventory exposure by % and % respectively.
senior management and investment bankers Warburg/Dillon Reed on the
divestiture of the company’s cardiology business, which culminated
in the sale to AVE/ Medtronic for $ million.
Developed and successfully
restructured and downsized all international operations following the
divestiture of the cardiology business, which resulted in an annual
cost saving of over $ million.
INTERNATIONAL CONTROLLER Murray Hill, NJ
/ West Sussex, United Kingdom
Financial Executive based in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Full accountability for the development and leadership of Finance, Supply
Chain and IT organizations for an international group comprised of fifteen
incountry operations and eight manufacturing sites in Europe, Japan,
Latin America, Asia/Pacific and Canada Directed negotiation, due diligence
and integration teams on several major international acquisitions. Instrumental
in the development and implementation of an organizational restructure
program and cost reduction initiative. Accomplishments include:
and secured a $ million acquisition of a Coronary Stent manufacturer
in Italy over several larger and formidable competitors.
Led an $ million
acquisition of German Peripheral Vascular device manufacturer which
represented the largest purchase to date in the company’s history.
Integrated their existing European business operations and created a
unique tax structure saving the company several millions of dollars.
Developed and implemented
an International Treasury Center in Dublin, Ireland to facilitate all
financing transactions, currency exchange and cash management outside
Oversaw the start
up of joint ventures and direct operations in Taiwan, Greece, Sweden,
Austria and Switzerland, and formed representative offices in China,
India and Korea, which resulted in doubling of sales and profitability
in those geographic territories.
& EUROPEAN FINANCE DIRECTOR West
Sussex, United Kingdom
European Chief Financial and
Administrative Executive based in the United Kingdom. Scope of Corporate
responsibilities included statutory accounting, treasury, tax, risk
management, information technologies, business development, and logistics.
Assumed a dual role as the Divisional Controller for Bard
Europe with accountability for directing daytoday financial operations
in subsidiaries, encompassing sales, marketing, manufacturing and
PRESIDENT& CONTROLLER – JAPAN,
ASIA/PACIFIC & LATIN AMERICA DIVISIONS
Murray Hill, NJ
– LATIN AMERICA DIVISION
ACCOUNTING MANAGER BARD EUROPE DIVISION USCI INT’L INC.