Edward J. Ludwig is former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.  Mr. Ludwig joined BD in 1979. He served as CFO from 1995 to 1999.  Named President in May 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in January 2000, Mr. Ludwig was elected Chairman in February 2002. He served as Chief Executive Officer through September 2011 and Chairman through June 2012.