Group President, Orthopaedics
Kevin Lobo took his new role as Group President, Orthopaedics for Stryker in June 2011. Kevin has responsibility for Stryker’s Reconstructive (Recon), Trauma and Extremities, Craniomaxillofacial (CMF), Joint Preservation, and Orthobiologics business units and is based in Mahwah, NJ. Kevin also shares responsibility for the newest division of Stryker, Performance Solutions, with Tim Scannell, Group President, MedSurg. Performance Solutions is dedicated to delivering services and systems that enable healthcare providers to achieve their clinical, operational and financial performance goals.
Kevin’s diverse career of 24 years spans multiple industries, including healthcare. He began his career in 1987 in auditing at KPMG and Unilever Canada, and strengthened his business acumen through Finance roles at Kraft Canada starting in 1992. In 1995, he joined Rhone-Poulenc Canada, and progressed over the next eight years through VP Finance roles in Canada and the US, before moving to Paris as the Worldwide Corporate Controller of the chemical spin-out of Rhone-Poulenc, Rhodia. Kevin’s international experience continued in 2001 when he became VP/General Manager Specialty Phosphates EMEA, based in London, UK. This was a turnaround role, where he reversed multi-million dollar losses.
Building on this strong foundation, Kevin joined Johnson & Johnson at McNeil Consumer Healthcare as CFO in 2003. In 2004 he took on expanded responsibilities as CFO of Ortho Women’s Health & Urology and General Manager of McNeil Canada. Kevin continued to build his leadership portfolio in 2005 when he became President of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Products Canada based in Toronto. In this role, he led J&J’s Canadian medical device businesses (Depuy, Cordis, Ethicon and Ethicon Endo-Surgery). This position led him to his most recent role in 2006, when he became President of Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., a $4 Billion business with more than 5000 employees, headquartered in Cincinnati. During his time at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Kevin led the business to develop a stronger customer focus, above-market sales growth, and top-ranking employee engagement scores.
Kevin has been active in local communities as a board member for Chambers of Commerce, United Way and community arts organizations. Kevin, his wife, Shazie, and their two teen-age children, Sara and Seth, are avid travelers, and active in their community and athletics. They have recently relocated to Wyckoff, NJ. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.