David Ball has been appointed senior vice president, global supply chain & procurement at Avanos Medical. In this role, Ball will spearhead an integrated supply chain strategy to support Avanos’ continued growth and transformation. Previously, Ball served as senior vice president of operations at Acelity where he led the company’s global manufacturing operations and oversaw its inventory, supply chain, procurement and facilities functions.

“We are very pleased to have Dave join Avanos as senior vice president of global supply chain & procurement,” stated Joe Woody, chief executive officer. “His prior experience at Acelity in transforming its global service organization, optimizing cost structures and driving continuous improvement and efficiency programs will be of great value as we focus on optimization and consolidation of our global operations.”

While at Acelity, Ball was credited with helping to transform the company’s global service organization, increasing efficiency within the company’s manufacturing sites. Ball was instrumental in optimizing the company’s cost structure and sustaining savings throughout the company’s expansion. In addition, for over 30 years, Ball worked for GE’s Healthcare, Transportation Systems and Railway Electronics businesses, as well as Harris Corp’s Communications and Aerospace Systems divisions. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech.

Ball currently lives in South Carolina and will be transitioning to the company’s Alpharetta headquarters in early 2019.