Becton Dickinson's board of directors has elected John Gallagher to the new position of vice president, corporate finance. Gallagher will replace Joseph Mercurio as BD's principal accounting officer, while remaining the firm's treasurer. Mercurio is moving to another undisclosed position within BD.
Gallagher was most recently VP of business planning and analysis, and treasurer at BD. Prior to that, he was the company's VP and treasurer from 2012 to 2013. He was VP of financial planning and analysis at NBC Universal before joining BD.