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Rob Fredericks

February 2, 2019

Rob Fredericks is the Vice President and General Manager of Vascular Access Devices, a business group within Becton, Dickinson that designs, manufactures and commercializes innovative medical devices. Co-located in in Salt Lake City and Sandy, Utah, the Vascular Access Devices business serves healthcare providers around the world with solutions for the delivery of medication to patients in acute and non-acute settings. Products include peripheral intravenous catheters, midlines, central lines, ultrasound systems, acute dialysis catheters, and numerous technologies to assist in the placement of those devices. A full suite of services is also offered to train and assist caregivers, reduce complications and optimize patient outcomes.

Rob joined Becton Dickinson with the company’s acquisition of C.R. Bard in 2017, where Rob led the Bard Access Systems division, based in Salt Lake City. He joined Bard in 2015, coming from Medtronic Spinal, a business segment providing therapies to treat degenerative spinal conditions, deformity, trauma, tumors, bone fractures and other sources of pain. Rob had worked at Medtronic since 2003, serving in commercial and functional leadership positions with the Cardiac Rhythm Management, Diabetes and Spinal businesses. In his time at Medtronic, Rob gained global experience having lived and worked in Europe, having had direct responsibility for teams in Asia and having worked across a number of global business segments and therapeutic areas. Prior to his time at Becton, Dickinson, Bard and Medtronic, Rob worked in Investment Banking and Consulting, including roles with PaineWebber Incorporated, Simmons & Company International and McKinsey & Company. Rob attended Rice University in Houston, Texas where he earned degrees in Economics and Civil Engineering. In 1999, he earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.