Kalamazoo, Michigan, March 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stryker (NYSE:SYK) announced today that Rob Fletcher will be joining the company as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer effective April 22, 2019. Mike Hutchinson will be transitioning from his current role to serve as Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer through May 2020.
Mr. Hutchinson has most recently served as Vice President, Chief Legal Officer responsible for the Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretary functions. “We would like to thank Mike for the many contributions he has made to the company and for his demonstrated commitment to our success and robust growth,” said Kevin Lobo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Mike has strengthened our global legal and compliance capabilities and guided our company through many complex matters. I wish Mike the best in this new chapter of his career.”
Mr. Fletcher joins Stryker after almost 15 years at Johnson & Johnson during which he held multiple legal leadership roles including General Counsel for both the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical sectors. Most recently, Mr. Fletcher held the role of Worldwide Vice President, Litigation. Mr. Fletcher brings extensive global experience, demonstrated success in a large, med-tech company and deep leadership experience managing complex business issues and opportunities.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Fletcher served as corporate counsel for General Electric Aircraft Engines, which included significant work in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures. Before GE, Mr. Fletcher was in private legal practice at the Ohio law firm Katz Teller in the firm’s corporate and real estate department. He earned his B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at www.stryker.com.
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