Rick Byrd, EVP and president, Interventional segment
Byrd, 55, has served as worldwide president of Medication Delivery Solutions (MDS), BD’s largest business unit, since 2019, during which he drove high-impact category innovation through BD’s “One-Stick Hospital Stay” vision, which is transforming the in-patient experience by eliminating unnecessary needlesticks and accelerating growth with the acquisition of Velano Vascular. Previously, he served as worldwide president of Preanalytical Systems in BD Life Sciences, and vice president and general manager within BD Medical, where he led three global, multi-billion-dollar growth businesses within MDS. He also served in a number of R&D roles focused on innovation, including vice president of worldwide R&D within BD Medical.
Byrd earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.