Chairman, President & CEO, Teleflex, Inc.
Benson F. Smith is the Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of
specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and
surgery. Teleflex’s mission is to provide
solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance
patient and clinician safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs
approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more
than 140 countries.
Smith was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teleflex
Incorporated in January 2011 after serving on the Teleflex Board since 2005. Prior
to 2011, he was the Founding Partner of Sales Research Group, a
research and consulting organization. From
January 2000 to December 2005, Mr. Smith was a Speaker and an Author at The
Gallup Organization. He also served as the Leader of Gallup’s Global Sales
Force Effectiveness Practice. Prior to that, Mr. Smith worked for C.R. Bard, Inc., a
company specializing in medical devices, for approximately 25 years. At C.R.
Bard, he held various executive and senior level positions culminating as
President and Chief Operating Officer until 1998. He also served as a member of
its Board of Directors.
He was previously on the Board of
Rochester Medical Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Zoll Medical
Corporation until its sale to Asahi Kasei Group in April 2012. He
also serves on a variety of academic and health-related organizations.
Smith holds a B.A. degree from Grinnell
College and was a Post
Graduate Watson Fellow.