PDI Appoints New President & Chief Operating Officer, Kent J. Davies

Categories: Corporate & Press Release October 4, 2017

ORANGEBURG, NY – October 4, 2017 – PDI, a leader in infection prevention products and solutions, announces the appointment of Kent J. Davies as President and Chief Operating Officer.   Through this new position and appointment, PDI will continue to accelerate its evolution as an infection prevention solutions leader.  In this role, Kent will be responsible for driving PDI’s enterprise-wide commercial strategy and have overall responsibility for its operational and financial performance.

“PDI is entering its next phase of growth as we continue to innovate our products and solutions to solve real customer challenges. Ultimately, our mission is to protect loved ones from getting sick, dying or suffering due to a preventable infection,” said Zachary Julius, Chief Executive Officer, PDI.  “Kent joins PDI with significant experience and understanding of the infection prevention market. He has continually delivered growth and business performance as a mature and experienced multi-functional leader.”

Kent has over twenty-five years of successful operating, general management and leadership experience, including assignments with name brand multi-nationals such as 3M, Kimberly-Clark, and Stryker as well as several rapidly-growing, privately-owned, middle-market businesses. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of NYSE-listed Haemonetics Corporation with responsibility for its full P&L and its broad portfolio of blood and plasma collection technologies.  He has delivered growth through organic R&D and successful business development and licensing initiatives while being disciplined about managing quality performance and continuous improvement in operations.

“I have long-admired PDI as a leading brand and growing, scalable infection prevention platform.  I am thrilled to join PDI as it continues to invest in the development of its customer relationships, products, and people,” said Kent Davies. “I am excited about the potential of PDI and energized by the partnership with Zachary Julius”.

Kent earned his BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley and his MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota. He also completed course work in Finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


About PDI: PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control associated costs and, ultimately, save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene, patient
care and food safety solutions in the community and healthcare environments. PDII has three divisions, PDI Contract Manufacturing, Sani Professional® and PDI Healthcare. Visit wearepdi.com.