Stryker names Bill Jellison CFO



Stryker (NYSE: SYK) has announced that William “Bill” Jellison, a Hope College grad and former executive at Donnelly Corp., will join the Kalamazoo based medical device manufacturer on April 22 as chief financial officer.

Jellison, who will be reporting to Stryker president/CEO Kevin A. Lobo, is just wrapping up 15 years at Dentsply International in York, Pa., a $2.9 billion global manufacturer of professional dental products. Jellison was the company’s senior vice president and CFO, and had had full P&L responsibilities over a number of international and domestic operations prior to returning to the CFO role in 2005.

“Bill’s accomplished career in managing the financial activities of growing multinational organizations will complement our leadership team in achieving our strategic goals,” said Lobo.

Prior to Dentsply, Jellison was in management at Donnelly for 18 years. He graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and became a Certified Management Accountant. He is a member of both the IMA and FEI.

In his new role at Stryker, Jellison will have global responsibilities for Stryker’s finance and information technology activities, including corporate accounting, reporting, tax, treasury and internal audit functions. Dean Bergy, Stryker’s interim CFO and vice president/corporate secretary, will support Jellison during a transition period through the second quarter of 2013. Bergy will remain vice president/corporate secretary.

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