Hospira Names Finance Chief

Thomas Werner will join Monday.
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Hospital products company

Hospira

(HSP)

announced Friday that Thomas E. Werner will join the company as senior vice president, finance, and CFO, effective Aug. 14.

Werner is succeeding Terrence C. Kearney, who was made Hospira's first COO.

"Tom has nearly 28 years of leadership experience across a broad base of financial disciplines and industries, including healthcare, and I look forward to his contributions to our management team," the Lake Forest, Ill.-based company said. "Tom and his team will be integral to ensuring that Hospira continues to be well positioned for financial success as a growing, independent company."

The company's shares were trading down 6 cents at $34.49 Friday.

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