In February 2014, Brent Shafer assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Philips North America. His responsibilities include management of all Philips businesses in Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle, and Lighting and its supporting operations, along with leading its 22,000 employees in North America.
Mr. Shafer brings strong market and business experience to the role through various senior leadership positions with Philips and other companies including GE, Johnson & Johnson, and Hewlett-Packard. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Home Healthcare Solutions, Philips Healthcare for over three years where he improved the value of the portfolio and broadened the business group into new markets. Prior to that, Mr. Shafer served as President and CEO of Global Sales and Service business for Philips Healthcare.
Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Shafer was Vice President and General Manager of the Patient Care Environment Division for Hill-Rom Company, Inc. and worked at GE Medical Systems where he held key positions in sales, marketing and general management. Mr. Shafer also held senior roles at Hewlett-Packard’s Medical Products Group, Johnson & Johnson and Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children’s, Inc.