Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, former U.S. Surgeon General

PDI, Inc., a provider of infection prevention products and solutions, announced the appointment of Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, former U.S. Surgeon General. 

The board of directors play a critical role in providing key strategic guidance and leadership to build upon PDI’s clinical expertise, solution-oriented product offerings, and advisor position, according to a press release from the Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based company. Benjamin’s vast experience in promoting and protecting the health of individuals, and the nation, will help advance PDI’s industry-leading infection prevention solutions to address public health needs.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Regina Benjamin to our board of directors, particularly during this time when PDI continues to play a critical role in supplying essential cleaning and disinfecting products and technology solutions to help protect lives worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Zachary T. Julius, CEO, PDI. “As PDI evolves and expands, Dr. Benjamin’s career in public health service and expertise as a physician will be invaluable in helping us to successfully execute our long-term strategic growth plans.”

Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA served as the 18th U.S. Surgeon General from 2009 to 2013. She was also chair of the National Prevention Council, composed of 17 cabinet-level heads of federal agencies that released the first-ever National Prevention Strategy, whose goal was to change our healthcare system from one based on sickness and disease, to one of wellness and prevention.

“I am honored to be joining the board of this innovative, family-owned organization that has been at the forefront of infection prevention for decades,” said Benjamin. “Amid this current public health crisis, there is an even greater need to keep communities safe and protected. I look forward to partnering with PDI board members and management to advance their pursuit to ‘Be the Difference’ by promoting health and wellness and saving lives.”

Dr. Benjamin’s appointment follows the announcement of Jody Hatcher and Filippo Passerini joining the board of directors in June and brings the PDI total board membership to eight.