As Senior Vice President, Mathews will have operational responsibility for managing the execution of all commercial business plans in EMEA, APAC and emerging markets outside the Americas. He will help identify new opportunities for expansion, productivity or efficiency improvements to maximize long-term shareholder value. Alongside managing direct business expansion, Mathews will seek partnerships in these markets for technology and innovation.
Mathews comes to KCI from Bayer Health Care where he has spent most of his 25 year career, where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Region Head, North America for Bayer Diabetes Care. While at Bayer, Mathews moved seamlessly from consumer care, to biologics, to diabetes care.
“Mike’s broad international experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, OTC and consumer packaged goods will be invaluable in his role at KCI,” said Joe Woody, president & CEO, KCI. “He has a track record of driving revenue, profitability and growth which inspires confidence and will galvanize our global workforce.”
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. is a leading global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative, high-technology therapies and products for the wound care and therapeutic support system markets. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI has significantly advanced the science of wound healing over the course of more than three decades. KCI's success can be traced to a history deeply rooted in innovation and a passion for significantly improving patient outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care for patients around the world. KCI's proprietary negative pressure technologies have revolutionized the way in which caregivers treat a wide variety of wound types. The V.A.C.® Therapy System has been used on more than 6 million wounds worldwide. Additional information about KCI and its products is available at www.KCI1.com.