A leading global medical device company, focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions, has appointed a new senior vice president of global supply chain & procurement, as it looks to propel a major supply chain transformation.
Avanos Medical announced in a statement this week that it has appointed David Ball as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Procurement, to “spearhead an integrated supply chain strategy” to support the company’s growth and transformation.
Prior to his role with Avanos, Ball served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Quality & Regulatory at Acelity Holdings. During his time at Acelity, which operates multiple wound-care and regenerative medicine companies, Ball was in charge of the company's global manufacturing operations and oversaw its inventory, supply chain, procurement and facilities functions.
"We are very pleased to have Dave join Avanos as senior vice president of global supply chain & procurement," stated Joe Woody, chief executive officer. "His prior experience at Acelity in transforming its global service organization, optimizing cost structures and driving continuous improvement and efficiency programs will be of great value as we focus on optimization and consolidation of our global operations."
Ball optimised Acelity’s cost structure, sustaining major savings throughout the company's expansion. In addition, for over 30 years, Ball worked for GE's Healthcare, Transportation Systems and Railway Electronics businesses, as well as Harris Corp's Communications and Aerospace Systems divisions. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.