Walt Rosebrough
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Walter M. Rosebrough Jr.

President & CEO, STERIS Corporation

Walt Rosebrough has been president and chief executive officer of STERIS and a member of its Board of Directors since October 1, 2007. STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and procedural products and services, focused primarily on healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device companies.


He has held leadership positions in most major business functions, including product and business development, manufacturing, finance, and marketing. He has led ventures ranging in scale from start-up operations to multi-billion dollar, multinational businesses with thousands of employees.


Mr. Rosebrough has been an executive in the healthcare industry over 30 years, and CEO for over 25 years. He served as CEO of Support Systems International (SSI), a leading provider of equipment and services to relieve complications of immobility. After the merger of SSI and Hill-Rom, he was named CEO of Hill-Rom, a global leader in patient support systems, therapeutic products, and workflow information technology.


Mr. Rosebrough currently serves on the board of AdvaMed, Health Insights, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, and Coastal Hydraulics, Inc.  He is a member of the CCI Healthcare Executive Forum, a healthcare roundtable, and Chief Executives Organization. He has served on the boards of Joerns Corporation, The Center for Nursing Leadership, Spalding University and Margaret Mary Hospital.


Mr. Rosebrough holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Stanford University where he was a GM Fellow and Arjay Miller Scholar.