Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BDX)

About Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

Company Description:


Becton, Dickinson and Company, also known as BD, is a global medical technology company primarily engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of a wide range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment, and diagnostic products. It operates across various segments, including BD Medical, BD Life Sciences, and BD Interventional.

Founded in 1897 by Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh S. Dickinson, BD has grown into a multinational corporation, headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States.


Main Product(s):


BD's main products include medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents used by healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry, and the general public.


Short History of Becton, Dickinson and Company:


  • 1897 – Founded by Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh S. Dickinson.
  • Early 1900s – Expanded product line to include medical thermometers and hypodermic needles.
  • 1962 – Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1990s – Expanded into biosciences.
  • 2015 – Acquired CareFusion, a major player in the medical technology industry.
  • 2020 – Played a significant role in providing medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Thomas E. Polen Jr.President, CEO & Chairman3.93M1.89M1973
Mr. Christopher J. DelOreficeExecutive VP & CFO1.99MN/A1971
Ms. Shana Carol NealExecutive VP & Chief People Officer1.44MN/A1967
Mr. David B. HickeyExecutive VP & President of Life Sciences Segment1.41MN/A1963
Mr. Thomas J. SpoerelSenior VP, Controller & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1978
Ms. Elizabeth McCombsExecutive VP & Chief Technology OfficerN/AN/A1976
Dr. Joseph M. Smith F.A.C.C, M.D., Ph.D.Senior VP, Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Chair of Scientific Advisory BoardN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Denise Russell FlemingExecutive VP of Technology & Global Services and Chief Information OfficerN/AN/A1970
Mr. Greg RodetisHead of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Michelle QuinnExecutive VP & General CounselN/AN/A1969

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