Ball, 55, replaces Hospira founder Christopher Begley, who’s staying on as executive chairman.
Ball spent 16 years at Allergan, rising to president after stints leading its pharmaceuticals , global eye care and North American businesses.
Allergan added president to the sign on chairman and CEO David Pyott’s door, re-appointing him to replace Ball.
“Mike has continuously made significant contributions to the success of Allergan during his 16 years of service and has been a key partner since I arrived in January 1998,” Pyott said in prepared remarks. “His appointment as chief executive officer of Hospira is a testament to his many skills and his leadership capabilities. We wish him much success in the next stage of his career.”
Wall Street seemed to like Hospira’s move — its stock had climbed about 1 percent by mid-morning, to $53.90 per share.
Here’s a roundup of other recent personnel moves:
- AdvaMed names Semprus CEO Lucchino to its board
The Advanced Medical Technology Assn. tapped Semprus BioSciences CEO David Lucchino for its board of directors.
- CareFusion names Nunez as CMO
CareFusion Corp. (NYSE:CFN) named Picis veteran Dr. Carlos Nunez to be its chief medical officer.
- JenaValve grabs BSX clinical leader Leadley for CMO spot
Aortic valve company JenaValve Technology Inc. appointed Dr. Katrin Leadley as its first CMO, fresh from a seven-year stint in Boston Scientific Corp.’s (NYSE:BSX) clinical sciences operation.
- Minnesota health IT firm names first CMO
Health IT firm RedBrick Health hired its first chief medical officer in response to a rapid growth in business. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based software firm named Jeff Dobro to the newly created position of CMO.
- Ortho Kinematics taps two for sales, clinical spots
Spine motion analysis firm Ortho Kinematics hired David Muller as vice president of sales and Ken Walker as director of clinical operations.
- TearScience names O’Hara North American sales VP
TearScience Inc. appointed Jeff O’Hara as vice president of sales for North America.
- Boston Software Systems names Blackwell VP of technical services
Workflow automation company Boston Software Systems named Thom Blackwell as vice president of technical services.
- Xeridiem Medical names Moomjian as biz-dev VP
Xeridiem Medical Devices appointed Renae Moomjian vice president of business development.
- NeoStem names Kolbert VP of strategic biz-dev
NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE:NBS) named Jason Kolbert vice president of strategic business development.
- Nexus Dx adds Abbott vet Nemmers to board
Point-of-care diagnostics firm Nexus Dx Inc. added Joseph Nemmers Jr., a former executive VP at Abbott (NYSE:ABT), to tits board of directors, effective immediately.
Material from MedCity News was used in this report.