The 20 Largest Medical Device Companies In the World


BDNo. 12: Becton, Dickinson

Franklin Lakes, N.J.

2016 RANK: 8

Revenue: $8,654,000,000*

Fiscal year ending: Sept. 30, 2016

Employees: 24,000


Key Personnel:

Vincent Forlenza, chairman & CEO; Thomas Polen, president; Gary Cohen EVP & president, global health; Alexandre Conroy, EVP & president, Europe, EMA & Americas; James Lim, EVP & president, greater Asia; Alberto Mas, EVP & president, life sciences; Christopher Reidy, EVP, CFO & chief administrative officer; Nabil Shabshab, EVP, strategic planning & chief marketing officer; Jeffrey Sherman, EVP & general counsel; Stephen Sichak, EVP, integrated supply chain; Ellen Strahlman, EVP, R&D & CMO; Linda Tharby, EVP & chief HR officer; Pierre Boisier, EVP & chief quality officer; Linda Peters, EVP & chief regulatory officer; Richard Pierle, EVP & CIO


Becton, Dickinson through its BD Medical business segment produces a wide array of medical technologies for health providers. BD Medical has four major business units:

  • Diabetes Care makes syringes, pen needles and IV sets;
  • Medication and Procedural Solutions offers needles, syringes and intravenous catheters for medication delivery – and much more;
  • Medication Management Solutions makes intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery systems;
  • Pharmaceutical Systems creates refillable drug delivery systems for pharmaceutical companies.

Plans for a $24 billion merger with C. R. Bard, expected to close this year, should make BD even more of a major presence in the medical device industry.

* Revenues from Becton, Dickinson’s medical segment.

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  1. Chris Newmarker says:

    Apologies. We had to fix a technical glitch with the Big 100 spreadsheet download. If you fill out the sign-up form now, you should get an email with a link to download the spreadsheet, instead of last year’s Big 100 edition.

  2. Chris, Thank you for the update. I just downloaded the Big 100.

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