Beth McCombs

Beth McCombs serves as executive vice president and chief technology officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. In this role, she is responsible for leading all R&D activities for BD, advancing new product innovation and development from early-stage concepts through launch and sustaining the current product portfolio. She is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.

McCombs joined BD in 2019 as the SVP, R&D for the BD Medical Segment, where she co-led the segment portfolio strategy and growth acceleration initiatives. Prior to joining BD, she spent more than 20 years at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), most recently as Vice President, R&D for Ethicon, J&J’s surgical device franchise.

McCombs holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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