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Gerard ("Jerry") D. Porreca III

Vice President, Quality, Regulatory and Medical Affairs

Gerard D. Porreca III joined Bard as Vice President, Quality, Regulatory and Medical Affairs in July 2016. 

Jerry came to Bard from Smith and Nephew PLC, where he had served as Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Chief RA/QA Officer since November 2011. He began his career as a Field Engineer with General Electric and held positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately becoming certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt in the Corporate Quality Management function. In 2002, he joined Becton, Dickinson and Company, establishing the company’s Six Sigma program before becoming Director, Worldwide Quality Management – Medical Surgical Systems. In 2007 he joined Accellent, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, a position he held until joining Smith and Nephew.

Jerry received a BSME in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA in Management from Seton Hall University, Stillman School of Business.