Gary M. Cohen

MBA ’83

President; BD Medical


Gary M. Cohen is president of BD Medical, one of three business segments of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). He began his BD career as a marketing research analyst. Cohen held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and product development through the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1994, he became president of the company's worldwide hypodermic syringe and needle business. He was appointed president of BD's worldwide sample collection business in 1996, and president of BD in Europe the following year. In 1998, Cohen was named an executive vice president of BD. He has served as president of BD Medical, which represents more than half of BD's total sales revenues, since 1999. Cohen is very active in the global effort to limit the spread of infectious diseases in the developing world.

Recognized: April 27, 2005