Bryan Hanson Named CEO of 3M's Health Care Business Group

Hanson comes to 3M from Zimmer Biomet.

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3M today announced the appointment of Bryan C. Hanson as Chief Executive Officer of the independent health care company when it is spun off from 3M.

Hanson will join 3M on Sept. 1 as CEO of the Health Care Business Group. Hanson comes to 3M from Zimmer Biomet, a global MedTech company with annual revenue of more than $7 billion. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2017, and Chairman since 2021.

3M's Health Care Business Group, with $8.4 billion in sales in 2022, is a diversified health care technology leader with a deep and diverse portfolio of trusted brands, global capabilities, and leadership in attractive end market segments such as wound care, oral care, health care IT, and biopharma filtration. As a standalone business, Health Care will be well-positioned to deliver industry-leading innovation that enables better, smarter, and safer health care for patients worldwide.

Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Hanson was Executive Vice President and President of Medtronic's Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, where he oversaw and provided strategic direction to an approximately $9 billion business. Prior to Medtronic, he served in a number of executive roles of increasing responsibility at Covidien. In 2013, he was named Group President of Covidien's Medical Devices business. In 2011, as Surgical Solutions Group President, Hanson transformed two of Covidien's largest divisions—Energy-based Devices and Surgical Devices—into one global business unit. 

3M also announced today that Carrie Cox, a health care industry veteran, will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the independent Health Care company. Cox currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Organon, and on the Boards of Directors of Cardinal Health, Selecta BioSciences, and Texas Instruments. She previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte, which she joined in 2010.

Monish Patolawala has been appointed 3M President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 1. In this role, he will add responsibility for executing country prioritization and country governance to his current responsibilities which include leadership of finance, information technology, office for separation management for the upcoming spin off of Health Care, office for project management as the company executes on announced actions, enterprise strategy, and 3M's global service centers.

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