Ch∆llenging the Impossible

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Born to Change

Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter.

We believe a difference in our products, combined with a difference in how we work, communicate and partner, can change the entire world.

We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery.

We develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries.

Rooted in Care


We are active with our customers and consider their needs in all directions


We value results over activities


We work seamlessly across functions


We are straightforward, honest, and respectful


We use time as a key measure

Global Mindset

We keep a worldwide perspective on customers and employees

Leading Us Forward

Joseph F. Woody

Chief Executive Officer

As chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, Joe Woody brings 20 years of healthcare leadership experience and proven success driving revenue growth and expertise in spearheading portfolio transformations.

Prior to joining the company in 2017, Joe served as chief executive officer and president of Acelity, where he was responsible for overseeing the development and commercialization of their innovative wound care and regenerative medicine business. He also served as global president, vascular therapies, for Covidien, creating their vascular division and leading the company’s acquisition and integration of ev3.

Before his time at Covidien, Joe served as Smith & Nephew’s global president, advanced wound management, and Alliance Imaging’s vice president, Pacific operations. He previously served as board director for Acelity, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and Systagenix Wound Management. He also served as Chair of AdvaMed’s Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Sector.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Judson Boothe

Interim Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Procurement

In his role as interim senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Procurement, Judson Boothe oversees all aspects of the company’s manufacturing, product sourcing and end to end supply chain activities.

Judson joined the company through the spinoff from Kimberly-Clark in 2014, which he joined in 1993. He previously served as the company’s vice president, Product Supply – Medical Devices.

Judson joined the company’s healthcare organization in 2001 and has held various roles including marketing leadership and product management, field sales and staff operations. After eight years in marketing, he led the field sales organization for the eastern United States for two years and then led the Product Supply manufacturing team, holding responsibility for more than 8,000 employees at the company’s global manufacturing sites. In 2013, he transitioned to lead the Medical Device Product Supply team.

Judson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbus State University.

Lee Burnes

Senior Vice President, Global R&D, Clinical & Medical Affairs

As senior vice president of global R&D, clinical and medical affairs, Lee Burnes leads an organization focused on the development of products, technologies and solutions that advance health and health care by preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery.

Lee has more than 25 years of medical device design and development experience. Prior to joining the company, he successfully led numerous R&D organizations at Covidien and built PMO and technology development organizations. Most recently, he was the vice president of R&D for the venous solutions franchise of Peripheral Vascular at Covidien. Under his leadership, teams have developed and brought to market more than 40 innovative solutions. Lee currently holds 10 US patents and has a number of additional patents pending.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a master’s of business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Lee is an active member of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) board.

Rhonda Gibby

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As the senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Rhonda Gibby oversees the areas of global talent management, total rewards initiatives, employee and labor relations, corporate communications and citizenship.

Rhonda’s background includes numerous leadership roles in human resources, operations and sales. She joined the company in 2014 following the spinoff from Kimberly-Clark, which she joined in 2005. She held positions including vice president – Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness and Diversity, as well vice president – Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Prior to accepting her current role, Rhonda was vice president, Global Human Resources and Global Labor Relations. She was responsible for managing human capital strategy and ensuring the robust leadership succession for global business units and labor relations.

Rhonda holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Southern Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in human resource development and business administration from Clemson University.

She serves on the Health Businesswomen’s Association’s Advisory Board and Mission Joint Venture International.

Shivani Kaul

Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

In her role of chief ethics and compliance officer, Shivani Kaul is responsible for further developing, enhancing and overseeing our global compliance program, and ensuring the company’s global activities are conducted in an ethical and legally compliant manner.

Shivani joined the company in 2014 following the spinoff from Kimberly-Clark. She joined Kimberly-Clark in 2011 as senior counsel, Health Care, and later moved into the role of assistant general counsel of Health Care. Prior to joining the company, Shivani gained extensive experience in health care law at McDermott Will & Emery, and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where she focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and health care regulatory and compliance matters.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in public health, health policy and management from Emory University and a juris doctor in health care law from Northwestern University School of Law.

Mizanu Kebede

Senior Vice President, Global Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs

As senior vice president, global quality assurance & regulatory affairs, Mizanu Kebede leads all aspects of quality and regulatory strategy development and implementation. He also communicates directly with global regulatory agencies on all regulatory matters and is responsible for the company’s product quality and reliability.

Mizanu’s vast experience includes more than 20 years in the medical devices, pharmaceutical and health care industries. He joined the company in 2013 as vice president, global quality, before accepting his current role. Prior to joining the company, he held senior level positions at Johnson & Johnson and Steris Corporation.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a master’s degree in microbiology and immunology from Murray State University. He is also a certified Process Excellence Six Sigma Black Belt, has been published in numerous scientific journals and received a number of patents in medical device areas.

Mizanu serves as an Advisory Board Member for United Way, North Fulton and is actively involved with United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Warren Machan

Senior Vice President, Global Business Strategy, M&A and Licensing

As the company’s senior vice president of Business Strategy, Warren Machan is responsible for overseeing strategy execution, corporate and business development, portfolio management and mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to his current role with the company, Warren spent more than 25 years at Kimberly-Clark, primarily in Finance. As senior director of HealthCare Strategy for Kimberly-Clark, Warren led the successful HealthCare spinoff in 2014. Additionally, he led business integrations of more than five transactions which resulted in a threefold increase of the Health Care segment revenue. He also held numerous leadership positions in Strategy, Sales and Marketing across the company’s HealthCare, Professional and Consumer divisions.

Warren has been instrumental in leading corporate transactions totaling more than $3 billion in value, including the spin from Kimberly-Clark, the divestiture of the S&IP segment and several acquisitions.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University.

Arjun Sarker

Senior Vice President, International

As senior vice president, international, Arjun Sarker oversees all commercial activity outside the United States.

Arjun joined the company in 2017 as vice president and general manager of the company’s Asia-Pacific business. With a background in finance, he has a proven track-record of driving growth and business performance, as well as building high-performing teams.

Prior to joining the company, Arjun spent 10 years at Covidien/Medtronic where he held roles in general management and finance. He also worked for Honeywell in its specialty materials portfolio. Additionally, he spent seven years with a British distribution group and four years with a public accounting firm in London.

Arjun is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University in New Delhi, India as well as a degree in accounting from Oxford-Brookes University, UK.

He is a former member of the advisory board of CFO Asia magazine, a regular panelist at Economist CFO roundtables and was co-chairman of the Medical Devices committee in AMCHAM India.

John Tushar

President, Global Franchises

As president, Global Franchises, John Tushar leads global franchise strategy as well as strategic marketing for the Pain Management and Chronic Care businesses. He brings over 25 years of medical device experience spanning global marketing, sales management, M&A, corporate strategy and planning, portfolio management and executive leadership.

Prior to joining the company in 2018, John served as president and general manager of Teleflex Medical’s Surgical Division, where he was instrumental in leading the turnaround of Teleflex’s oldest business unit. He also developed the business unit global strategy and enhanced the overall surgical product portfolio through innovative new products, and co-led six acquisitions. John gained significant experience in global M&A as well as product and market development at Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Ethicon, Inc. operating units. He also served in various sales and leadership roles with Abbott Laboratories, as well as executive positions with three different medical device startups.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the Lindner School of Business, University of Cincinnati. He also earned a master’s degree in strategic management with focus on global economics from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and completed an intense M&A program from the Wharton School Executive Program, University of Pennsylvania.

He has served as an advisor to multiple startup businesses within the North Carolina Research Triangle Park region and is a frequent guest lecturer at The Fuqua Graduate School of Business, Duke University. He is also a board member of 410 Medical in Durham, NC.

Steve Voskuil

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

In his role of senior vice president and chief financial officer, Steve Voskuil is responsible for the company’s global finance and accounting groups. Additionally, he also oversees global business services, investor relations and information and technology services.

Steve joined the company in 2014 following the spinoff from Kimberly-Clark, which he joined in 1992. Since then, he has served in roles of increasing responsibility in business analysis, strategic analysis, emerging markets, mergers and acquisitions, for the company’s businesses worldwide. He later served as the corporation’s vice president and treasurer.

Prior to accepting his current role, Steve served as vice president of finance for Kimberly-Clark’s international operations. In that role, he was responsible for driving profitable growth, leading strategic planning, driving cash and capital efficiency, managing enterprise risks and building global leadership capability. He also served as the leader for global finance talent development.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

John Wesley

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

As senior vice president and general counsel, John Wesley oversees legal, internal audit and global securities activities.

John joined the company in 2014 following the spinoff from Kimberly-Clark. Prior to that, he was Kimberly-Clark’s vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, overseeing corporate transactions, SEC compliance, corporate finance, government relations, and corporate governance matters. John joined Kimberly-Clark in 2000 and served in various legal roles of increasing responsibility. Before joining Kimberly-Clark, he was a partner at the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal LLP, specializing in corporate, securities, financial, M&A and general commercial and business law.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary.

A Global Footprint

Avanos Headquarters

5405 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
Customer Service: 1 844 4Avanos

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43 Discovery
Suite 100
Irvine, California 92618
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52 Alfred Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

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Nishi-ku, Yokohama,
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SG 307591 Singapore
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December 4 - December 7
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December 5 - December 8
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