Elizabeth McCombs

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Elizabeth McCombs
About Elizabeth

Beth McCombs serves as executive vice president and chief technology officer. In this role, she is responsible for leading all R&D activities for BD, advancing new product innovation and development from early-stage concepts through launch and sustaining the current product portfolio. She is also a member of the BD Executive Leadership Team.

McCombs joined BD in 2019 as the SVP, R&D for the BD Medical Segment, where she co-led the segment portfolio strategy and growth acceleration initiatives. Prior to joining BD, she spent more than 20 years at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), most recently as Vice President, R&D for Ethicon, J&J’s surgical device franchise.

McCombs holds both a B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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