- CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) announced the appointment of Dr. Dirk Ehlers as President, Trumpf Medical.
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Before joining Hill-Rom, Ehlers, 54, was President and Chief Executive Officer of Eppendorf, a life science tools company, based in Germany. Prior to Eppendorf, Ehlers served as the Head of Professional Diagnostics with Roche Diagnostics, based in Switzerland. Earlier in his career, Ehlers spent six years as Chief Financial Officer and Business Unit Head for Evotec AG, a public contract research and biotech company.
"I'm thrilled Dr. Ehlers has joined Hill-Rom to lead Trumpf Medical," said Taylor Smith, President of Hill-Rom's Surgical and Respiratory Care division, which includes Trumpf Medical among many other industry-leading surgical brands. "With Dirk's 20-plus years of experience, outstanding track record and deep understanding of international markets, I am confident Trumpf Medical will continue its growth for many years to come."
Ehlers is located at Hill-Rom's Puchheim, Germany office.
About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Clinical Workflow, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.