Injectables manufacturer Hospira has appointed Royce R. Bedward (pictured) as corporate vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.
As one of the founding members of the Hospira legal team, Bedward will oversee the company’s legal department. Bedward has also served previously as Abbott’s senior counsel, litigation.
Hospira CEO F. Michael Ball said: “Royce is an accomplished lawyer and integrity-driven business leader with more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare field and a proven track record of success at Hospira”
Bedward will take over from Brian Smith who assumes the newly created role of chief legal officer, including responsibility for government affairs.