Teleflex gets new CEO

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Liam Kelly

Teleflex has announced that it has completed its previously announced senior leadership transition with Liam Kelly succeeding Benson Smith as president and chief executive officer effective 1 January 2018.

Kelly previously served as Teleflex’s president and chief operating officer.

Smith, who was re-elected to the Teleflex Board of Directors in May 2017 for another three-year term, will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of the Board, a press release from the company states. In addition, he will provide transition support to the company on a consulting basis through 31 December 2019.

In 2017, Teleflex acquired UroLift and Vascular Solutions.

“I am delighted to be assuming the role of CEO at such an exciting time for Teleflex,” said Liam Kelly. “The other members of Teleflex’s executive team and I join the Board in thanking Benson for his strong leadership over the past seven years, and we look forward to continued success as we position Teleflex for future growth.”

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