PDI Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Categories: Corporate June 17, 2020

New Directors Enhance Customer Supply Chain, Global Business System, and Technology Expertise to Guide Infection Prevention Growth & Innovation

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, JUNE 17, 2020 — PDI, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today announced the appointment of two new members to the company’s board of directors. The appointments of Jody Hatcher, former President of Vizient’s Supply Chain Services, and Filippo Passerini, former Procter & Gamble Group President Global Services, add key strategic guidance and leadership to build upon PDI’s clinical expertise, solution-oriented product offerings, and trusted advisor position.

The announcement of the two new board members comes at a pivotal time of growth and expansion for PDI. In recent years, PDI has experienced significant organic growth through focused efforts to expand in acute healthcare, environmental services, healthcare alternate site, and food safety markets globally. PDI also continues to innovate through partnerships and acquisitions.  The company acquired a majority share in Tru-D® SmartUVC in 2019, extending its product line to now include a durable equipment and services platform, adding to its portfolio of “layered solutions” for its infection prevention customers. Importantly, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PDI has played a critical role in supplying essential cleaning and disinfecting products to help protect lives worldwide.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jody Hatcher and Filippo Passerini to our board of directors as we continue to enhance and expand PDI’s capabilities and footprint,” said Zachary T. Julius, Chief Executive Officer, PDI. “These new members bring deep knowledge and decades of leadership experience in customer supply chain, global business systems, and technology solutions across a diverse spectrum of global markets. Their passion for our mission and expert guidance will be invaluable as PDI continues to innovate and deliver infection prevention tools that address the challenges we face today and may face in the future.”

These appointments bring PDI’s total board membership to seven. Additional information about the PDI board of directors can be found at wearepdi.com/boardofdirectors.

About Jody Hatcher

Jody Hatcher is the former president and chief executive officer of Novation, which was merged in 2015 with VHA and UHC to form Vizient, the largest member-driven, healthcare performance improvement company in the country. While at Vizient, Hatcher served as president of supply chain services, leading the vast majority of Vizient’s diverse supply chain businesses. He is a board member of PartsSource, Inc and served on the board of Provista from 2016 to 2019. Hatcher earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the University of Dallas.

About Filippo Passerini

Filippo Passerini is a shared services and digital technology strategist with more than 30 years of business-building experience with Procter & Gamble. He served as Group President of Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer, leading P&G’s global organization, and overseeing technology and business services operations in more than 70 countries. He currently serves as a global operating executive, consultant, and educator with affiliations at McKinsey, Columbia University, MIP-Politecnico of Milan, and advisor to several global companies. He serves on the Boards of United Rentals Inc. and Integer. Passerini’s strategies, principles and ideas have been included in numerous books, articles and the Harvard Business Review. He earned a degree in Statistics and Operations Research from La Sapienza, University of Rome.

About PDI
PDI is dedicated to leading the fight against preventable infections in healthcare, foodservice and our communities. Driven by a commitment to research, quality and service, PDI provides innovative products, educational resources, training and support to help prevent infection transmission and promote health and wellness. PDI has three divisions, PDI Healthcare, Sani Professional® and PDI Contract Manufacturing. Visit WeArePDI.com for more information.