Kevin Nelson is senior vice president and chief procurement officer at BD. Prior to this role, he was vice president of global strategic sourcing at C.R. Bard for eight years, where he introduced an advanced sourcing methodology that delivered solid year-over-year savings for the organization, as well as additional value through innovative supplier relationship management, revenue generation, a reduction in back orders and a supplier risk management program. Kevin earned an MBA from Boston University and a BA from the University of North Dakota. He is a member of the Institute for Supply Management and a member of multiple advisory boards in the medical devices industry.