Changes are afoot in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Stryker Corp. tapped Lonny Carpenter for the newly created position of group president, global quality and operations.
The move comes as the medical device colossus, which has operations in Hopkinton, Mass., continues its efforts to improve standards following a series of warning letters from the Food and Drug Administration over the last two years. Stryker spent more than $50 million in 2008 on the initiatives and will spend in the range of $60 million to $90 million in 2009, officials said in a recent conference call with analysts.
Carpenter was Stryker’s group president for its instruments and medical division.
The company also announced two other moves, promoting Michael Mogul to group president of the orthopaedics division, where he’ll assume responsibility for the global trauma and CMF franchises.
And Timothy Scannell was named group president of the MedSurg and spine division, from his post as group president for the spine and endoscopy business units.