John Deford – New Chief Technology Officer at Becton Dickinson
John Deford, an esteemed medical technology executive, has been appointed the new Chief Technology Officer at Becton Dickinson. With more than 25 years of experience in this industry, Deford will lead Becton Dickinson’s organizational culture, capabilities, products and technology-based initiatives to further boost their innovation funnel.
He served as president and chief executive officer of Cook Incorporated, a multi-billion dollar medical device manufacturer. Additionally, he was a managing director at venture capital firm Early Stage Partners.
Early Life and Education
John Deford was born in Uniontown, Fayette county, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1835 to John H. (for many years a lawyer) and Harriet DeFord.
He attended several schools, such as Princeton University and the United States Military Academy at West Point. Additionally, he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
His parents, Trish and John Deford, want to share his story in hopes that other students can escape an opioid addiction and find support for recovery. Furthermore, they hope to raise money for the University of Colorado Boulder Collegiate Recovery Center – which didn’t exist when Sam was a student there.
John Deford has had a remarkable professional career in medical technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from Purdue University.
He joined Becton Dickinson in 2017 as senior VP, Research & Development for the interventional segment and has since held positions of executive VP and Chief Technology Officer.
Throughout his professional career, he has created groundbreaking technologies to enhance quality of life and patient experience. Additionally, he has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters.
He has earned numerous industry honors, such as a medical device innovation award. Additionally, he serves on various board of directors for Nordson Corporation (NDSN), NuVasive Inc. and Blue Spark, Inc. Additionally, he holds multiple patents and has been published in numerous scientific journals.
Achievements and Honors
Deford was one of America’s foremost sportswriters. He served as a senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated and provided weekly commentary on National Public Radio.
He was named Sportswriter of the Year six times, as well as being twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year. Furthermore, he authored 18 books including five novels and two memoirs.
Deford was an important supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, serving as national chairman for 16 years.
Frank Deford was a renowned writer who dedicated over six decades to uncovering human stories within sports. He wrote for Sports Illustrated and also served as radio commentator.
He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first sportswriter ever awarded a national humanities medal. He authored over a dozen books, including one about his daughter Alex who tragically passed away from cystic fibrosis at eight years old.
He was the editor of The National, an ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful national sports daily. He was recruited by a media mogul and assembled an all-star staff; however, the paper folded after two years with losses totaling $150 million.
John deford’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. This wealth has largely been generated through his career in music; he has been active for over 10 years and several of his songs have reached Billboard charts.
He was born on December 4th 1984 in Nashville, Tennessee and is an acclaimed rapper and musician with numerous hits to his credit. With a YouTube channel with over 1.63 million subscribers and Twitter account boasting 21,000 followers, his success has spread far and wide.
Jelly Roll and Bunnie Xo were married in August 2016 after meeting backstage during his performance in Los Angeles and falling in love. Together they have two children – Noah Deford and Baille Ann Deford – from this union and live happily together, enjoying spending time together as a family.