Welch Allyn has appointed Karen Roscher as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Roscher will be responsible for leading the company’s global finance team, overseeing all financial appropriations and expenditures, aligning finance and business strategies, and assisting with the design and execution of a long-term growth strategy for the company. Roscher succeeds Kevin Cahill, who retired in February after more than 20 years of service at Welch Allyn.
Roscher will work on analysing and disseminating financial data, as well as monitoring a number of other global financial initiatives. She will develop capital investment plans and work closely with the board of directors – including fourth generation family leadership-in order to drive the Welch Allyn financial vision as a highly successful and profitable, global medical technology business.
Roscher most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of Conexant Systems, a US$500m, publicly-traded semiconductor company specialising in broadband communications. Her prior experience includes 26 years in a variety of senior financial management positions with Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor.
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