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STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 13, 2015 – AmeriCares is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Hanson of Fairfield, Conn., to its Board of Directors. Hanson brings to the Board more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. He currently serves as Group President for Covidien, responsible for all company global business segments.
“I am so proud to join the AmeriCares Board and work with this important humanitarian organization to build healthier futures for people in crisis and make sustainable health improvements in their communities,” said Bryan Hanson, group president, Covidien. “I had the opportunity to join the AmeriCares airlift to Nicaragua and saw, firsthand, how this organization supports local clinics and hospitals that care for people in need. I look forward to collaborating with the AmeriCares team to help further this important work.”
As Group President of Covidien, Bryan Hanson directs all strategic and day-to-day operations to drive business development and innovation for the Company’s Medical Devices, Medical Supplies, as well as Emerging Markets and Developed Markets business segments. He is responsible for the business’s success and organic growth while expanding the Company’s global reach. With more than 39,000 employees, Covidien operates in 150-plus countries and had 2014 revenue of $10.7 billion.
The AmeriCares Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the organization’s global health programs, including its disaster response work and aid deliveries to under-resourced hospitals and health clinics worldwide. Last year alone, AmeriCares delivered medicines and relief supplies to 95 countries, including the United States where the charity supports health care for the uninsured and responds to emergencies.