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People in the News: Lawrence Culp, Tom Polen, Hayden Jeffreys

Lawrence Culp

Former Danaher President and CEO Lawrence Culp was appointed chairman and CEO of GE on Oct. 1. He replaced John Flannery in the two positions. Culp has been a member of GE's board since April and led Danaher between 2000 and 2014.

Tom Polen

Tom Polen, who currently serves as president of BD, has now also been appointed to serve as the firm's chief operating officer. Polen will be responsible for overseeing BD's three operating segments, its new product development pipeline, and global operations, including all manufacturing facilities and supply chain operations. The company has not had a COO since 2016.

Hayden Jeffreys

Hayden Jeffreys has been named group commercial director at Premaitha Health. He joined the company from Cambridge Epigenetix, where he served as chief operating officer. Before that, he was interim CEO at ERBA Diagnostics.

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