Walt Rosebrough has been president and chief executive officer of STERIS and a member of its Board of Directors since October 1, 2007. STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and procedural products and services, focused primarily on healthcare, pharmaceutical and research and medical device companies.
During the course of his career, he has held leadership positions in most major business functions, including product and business development, manufacturing, finance, and marketing. He has led ventures that have ranged in scale from start-up operations with a few employees to billion dollar multinational businesses with thousands of employees.
Mr. Rosebrough has been an executive in the healthcare industry over 30 years, and CEO for over 25 years. He served as CEO of Support Systems International (SSI), a leading provider of equipment and services to relieve complications of immobility. After the merger of SSI and Hill-Rom, he was named CEO of Hill-Rom, a global leader in patient support systems, therapeutic products, and workflow information technology solutions (now Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.).
Mr. Rosebrough currently serves on the board of AdvaMed, Health Insights, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, and is nonexecutive chairman of Coastal Hydraulics, Inc. He is a member of the CCI Healthcare Executive Forum, a healthcare roundtable, and Chief Executives Organization. He has served on the boards of Joerns Corporation, The Center for Nursing Leadership, Spalding University and Margaret Mary Hospital.
Mr. Rosebrough holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Stanford University where he was a GM Fellow and Arjay Miller Scholar.
Most importantly, he is the father of two children, Ben Rosebrough and Elizabeth Miller, a grandfather to 6 (+ one on the way), and husband of 41 years to Carol Rosebrough. Walt will be sharing with us some very creative ways that he taught his own children how to manage their money as they were growing up. He has a wealth of knowledge and we are very fortunate to have him coming to share with us. Feel free to invite your husband along to hear this one!