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Acelity Appoints Greg Kayata Senior Vice President, Human Resources

SAN ANTONIO - Tuesday, October 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acelity announced today that Greg Kayata has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources, effective immediately. Greg replaces David Lillback, who announced earlier this year he will retire in November.

In this role, Greg will be responsible for creating a globalized HR function focused on identifying and retaining the top talent needed for successful geographic expansion and achievement of our growth and technology goals. In addition, Greg will play a critical role in promoting the Acelity culture worldwide while focusing on employee development, engagement and communication in order to position the company for continued success in the marketplace.

“I’m pleased to welcome Greg to the Acelity senior leadership team,” said Joe Woody, President & CEO, Acelity. “He is a dynamic and highly experienced HR professional who understands our industry and has a clear vision for the resources and competencies we need in order to achieve our business goals.”

Greg joins Acelity from Covidien where he was Vice President, Total Rewards of the $10 billion medical devices business. Prior to this role, Greg was Vice President, Human Resources – Vascular Therapies Global Business Unit where he led the HR function, serving more than 4,000 employees.

Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Providence College and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven.

About Acelity

Acelity is a global wound care and regenerative medicine company created by uniting the strengths of three companies, Kinetic Concepts, Inc., LifeCell Corporation and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. We are committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives. Available in more than 75 countries, the innovative and complementary Acelity product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs more than 5,500 people around the world. We believe in enabling better futures for everyone. Please visit



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