Baxter International's board of directors has appointed four new corporate officers to the company's executive management team. Those named include Gerald Lema, president of Baxter Asia Pacific, Marcelo A. Mosci, president of Baxter Latin America, Michael J. Baughman, corporate controller and David P. Scharf, corporate secretary.
Prior to joining the company in 2004, Mr. Lema held numerous positions in sales, marketing and general management at Abbott Laboratories. He most recently served as corporate vice president, Abbott Asia Pacific, and as chairman and representative director of Abbott Japan, in Tokyo. His career includes 18 years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics and healthcare experience throughout the world.
Prior to joining Baxter in 2005, Mr. Mosci was with GE, most recently as senior general manager of the Global X-Ray business at GE Healthcare. He also held a number of senior management positions with GE's healthcare and transportation divisions. Before joining GE, he held management roles at several Brazil and U.S. based companies, including Ferrovia Centro Atlantica, Komatsu Dresser Co. and Nicamaqui Equipamentos.
Mr. Baughman joined Baxter in 2003 as vice president corporate audit and has served as corporate controller since March 2005. Prior to joining Baxter, he had a 16-year career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, during which he held a number of senior roles, including audit partner and partner in the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Baughman is a CPA.
Mr. Scharf, who has been serving as associate general counsel and assistant corporate secretary since joining the company last year, was also named corporate secretary. Prior to joining Baxter in 2005, he served as associate general counsel for Guidant Corp. Prior to that, he was assistant general counsel with Sears, Roebuck and Co. and an associate with Baker & Daniels.