SP Industries Inc announces the appointment of Brian M. Larkin as its new president and chief executive officer. He replaces William (Bill) Downs, who recently retired.

Larkin brings 27 years of experience in commercial and executive leadership roles to the position.

Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager for Becton Dickinson’s US Diabetes Care business. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general manager of LifeCell Corporation.

Before that, Larkin spent 16 years at Integra LifeSciences Corporation where he served in a variety of executive roles, including president of the company’s NeuroSciences Division and president of the Spine and Orthobiologics Division. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dynatronics Corporation, according to a media release.

“I am honored to join SP Industries as our new president and CEO,” Larkin says in the release. “The company has an exciting portfolio, innovative technology pipeline and superb team of experienced professionals. They’ve done a tremendous job developing and bringing together market-leading equipment, apparatus and labware to create exceptional value for our customers.”

Bill Roller, SP Industries Chairman of the Board, adds, “We are truly appreciative of Bill Down’s dedication and thoughtful leadership of SP. As we move forward, we are confident that Brian’s proven success in managing complex businesses, building high performing teams and delivering sustainable results make him ideally suited to lead our diverse business.”

SP Ableware, one of SP Industries’ three flagship divisions, produces home healthcare products for seniors, people with disabilities, and those recovering from injuries and illnesses. Among these are Maddak Healthcare products, as well as therapeutic games and cognitive function evaluation tools for occupational therapists.

[Source: SP Industries Inc]