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Edward Ludwig, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of BD to Speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Edward J. Ludwig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), the global medical technology company based in Franklin Lakes, will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to lecture on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the medical technology industry.

Ludwig’s lecture is scheduled for Oct. 12, 2:30-4 p.m., in the NJIT Campus Center Ballroom, on the second floor of the center. The lecture, which is part of the Albert Dorman Honors College colloquium series, is free and open to the public. The center is located on the NJIT quad, near the intersection of Warren Street and Summit Avenue. 

The Dorman Honors College is one of the most demanding and rigorous colleges in the state. Dorman builds on NJIT’s rigorous curriculum, offering enriched coursework and seminars, real-world projects with faculty researchers and prominent lecturers such as Ludwig.

Since joining BD as a senior financial analyst in 1979, Ludwig has served in positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of financial management, strategic planning and operations. His previous positions have included vice president, planning and development; president, Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Instrument Systems Division; vice president, finance and controller; senior vice president and chief financial officer; and executive vice president from July 1998 to May 1999, when he was elected president. He was elected chief executive officer in 2000 and chairman of the board in 2002.

Ludwig serves as a Johns Hopkins University trustee and chairs the advisory board for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Additionally, Ludwig is chairman-elect of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), and chairs the AdvaMed board's committee on technology and regulation. Ludwig also is chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and is a trustee of the Hackensack University Medical Center.

Begun as a pilot program in 1985 and launched as a college of the university in 1994, the Dorman Honors College enrolls more than 500 of the nation’s brightest students, with SAT scores in the top 10 percent nationally and with math proficiency in the top two percent. The mission of Dorman is to transform students into leaders – be it in the fields of architecture, engineering, science, technology, business, law or medicine.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.