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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

Customer-Centric

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

Results-Driven

We value results over activities

Collaborative

We work seamlessly across functions

Candor

We are straightforward, honest, and respectful

Speed

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.

David Ball

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Procurement

As Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Procurement, Dave oversees all aspects of the company’s manufacturing, procurement, and end-to-end supply chain. Dave and his team are responsible for optimizing the company’s assets and ensuring that materials are sourced efficiently and cost effectively.

His significant operations and R&D leadership experience includes more than 30 years in a variety of manufacturing, service, engineering, and quality positions within GE Healthcare, GE Transportation Systems, Hill-Rom, as well as Harris Corp’s Communications and Aerospace Systems divisions.

Prior to joining the company, Dave served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Acelity, where he led the company’s global manufacturing operations and oversaw its inventory, supply chain, procurement and facilities functions. In that role, he was instrumental in optimizing Acelity’s cost structure and sustaining the savings throughout the company’s expansion.

Dave earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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, Business Strategy and Interim Chief Financial Officer

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.

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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Avanos Irvine

43 Discovery
Suite 100
Irvine, California 92618
Customer Service: 1 800 448 3569

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United Kingdom & Ireland

Avanos Medical UK Limited
Abbey House – 25 Clarendon Road – Redhill
Surrey RH1 1QZ

UK Customer Service
T: 0800 917 65 85 (Toll-free)
F: 0800 169 02 35
M: customerservice.uk.ie@avanos.com
W: avanos.co.uk

Ireland Customer Service
T. +32 2 700 68 51
F. +32 2 700 68 51
M: customerservice.uk.ie@avanos.com

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Belgium

Avanos Medical Belgium BVBA
Building Aramis
Leonardo Da Vincilaan 1
1930 Zaventem

Belgium Customer Service
T: 0800 78 775 (Toll-free)
F: 0800 78 774
M: Customerservice.bnl@avanos.com

Luxembourg Customer Service
T: 800 62 100 (Toll-free)
F: 02 461 19 58
M: Customerservice.bnl@avanos.com

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Netherlands

Avanos Medical Nederland B.V.
Het Rietveld 55A
7321 CT Apeldoorn

Customer Service
T: 0800 023 10 79 (Toll-free)
F: 0800 023 10 78
M: Customerservice.bnl@avanos.com
W: avanos.nl

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France

Avanos Medical France SAS
6, Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris

Customer Service
T: 0800 91 51 93 (Toll-free)
F: 0800 91 51 94
M: serviceclients@avanos.com
W: avanos.fr

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Germany/DACH

Avanos Medical Deutschland GmbH
Höhnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim

Customer Service
T: 0800 180 2298 (Toll-free)
F: 0800 180 2297
M: kundendienst@avanos.com
W: avanos.de

DACH
T. +32 2 700 68 51
F. +32 2 711 26 91
M: kundendienst@avanos.com

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Singapore

Avanos Medical Singapore Pte Ltd
UNITED SQUARE
101 Thomson Rd
Unit #17-03
SG 307591 Singapore
Customer Service: : +65 6350 4330

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Australia

Avanos Medical Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 10.04, Level 10, Tower 1
475 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW 2067
Australia

Customer Service: 1800 101 021
W: avanos.com.au

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Japan

Avanos Medical Japan, Inc
Level 7
Yokohama Landmark Tower
15F, 2-2-1 Minatomirai,
Nishi-ku, Yokohama,
Japan 220-8115

Customer Service: +81 45 682 5150
W: avanos.jp

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China

Avanos Medical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Room 2358
, Level 23
Five Corporate Avenue, No. 150 HuBin Road
HuangPu District, Shanghai, 200021
P.R.China

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India

Avanos Medical India Private Limited
Kailash Business Park,
18th floor Unit 1803 of A Wing, HMPL Surya Nagar
Vikhroli West, Mumbai 400079

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Innovate With Us

As a company built on innovation, we are excited to explore new, ground-breaking products and solutions that will help us create a healthier world.

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Upcoming Events

August 26 - August 30
Physician Assistants Ortho Surgery 20th Annual CME Conference
San Antonio
September 18 - September 21
Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS) 2019
Atlanta
September 23 - September 25
The MedTech Conference
September 25 - September 28
Orthopedic Trauma Assoc (OTA) Annual Meeting
Denver
October 2 - October 4
Society of Pediatric Interventional Radiology (SPIR) 2019
October 10 - October 11
NAMCP Fall Managed Care Forum
Las Vegas
October 13 - October 16
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) 2019 Annual Conference
Baltimore
October 16 - October 19
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
Palm Beach
November 7 - November 10
AAHKS – American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting
Dallas
November 7 - November 10
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Dallas
November 8 - November 13
American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
November 9 - November 12
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Congress
November 14 - November 17
American Academy of Physical & Mechanical Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Annual Assembly
San Antonio

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