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Age : 45
Public asset : 22,549,894 USD
Linked companies : Abbott Laboratories
Biography : Robert B. Ford is on the board of California Biomedical Innovation Alliance and President, CEO, Chie

Abbott Labs Names Ford to Succeed White as CEO in March

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11/13/2019 | 08:15am EDT

By Colin Kellaher

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Wednesday said Miles White will step down as chief executive after 21 years at the helm of the maker of healthcare products.

Abbott said Robert Ford, currently president and chief operating officer, will succeed Mr. White as CEO on March 31.

Mr. White, who has been chairman and CEO since 1998, will remain as executive chairman, the Abbott Park, Ill., company said.

Abbott said Mr. Ford, who joined the company in 1996 and had been president and chief operating officer since last October, has also been elected to the board.

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

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