De Witte left Barco effective September 1. He will succeed Peter J. Arduini, who is leaving Integra Lifesciences to lead GE Healthcare.
The top spot at Integra will transition by the end of the year.
Barco’s healthcare portfolio includes a host of medical displays and imaging systems. During his five years at the Kortrijk, Belgium–based company, De Witte led a turnaround that included streamlining the portfolio and strengthening the digital capabilities.
Princeton, N.J.–based Integra has a focus on regenerative tissue technologies and neurosurgical technology.
“The company has a rich history of global leadership in neurosurgery with some of the most recognized brands in plastic and reconstructive surgery,” De Witte said in a news release. “I look forward to building on an already strong foundation to drive value for all our stakeholders”
On top of Barco, De Witte for 17 years held senior-level leadership roles at GE, including serving as president and CEO of GE Global Healthcare IT. He has a master’s degree in electromechanical engineering from the KU Leuven in Belgium and an MBA from Harvard University.
“His deep experience in healthcare and technology, commitment to advancing sustainability and proven ability to develop and commercialize innovative new products led the board to select Jan as Integra’s next CEO,” said Integra board chair Stuart Essig. “His values around inclusivity, integrity and accountability are highly aligned with Integra’s people-first culture.”