Eric AllynFormer Chairman | Welch Allyn, Inc
Eric Allyn spent most of his career at Welch Allyn, a 101-year old Medical Device manufacturer owned by the Allyn family, employing 2,800 people world-wide. Welch Allyn is ubiquitous in patient care world-wide, with its instruments used in virtually every US hospital and physician office, as well as in nearly every country in the world. Eric worked in a variety of positions, ultimately becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the “Voting Trust”. In September 2015, Welch Allyn closed on its sale to Hill-Rom for over $2 billion. Under its new ownership, Welch Allyn has continued to grow, and having celebrated its first full year under Hill Rom ownership with record revenues.
Today, Eric divides his time between a multitude of endeavors. Primarily, he is working with his family to create a comprehensive Family Office, migrating from an operating family to a financial family. This includes leading the board of managers of the newly formed family office, serving on the committee to advise the Trustee overseeing the majority of Welch Allyn sale proceeds, as well as working on a range of “soft” issues with his family. Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of GOJO (makers of Purell), Pharma Tech Industries, Eagle Dream Health, Auburn Community Hospital (past-Chairman), Hospital Trustees of NYS (Vice Chairman), FFI, and several private Foundations. He is also founder and managing partner of two private investment funds. Eric graduated from Dartmouth College, and earned his MBA from University of Virginia. He lives with his wife, Meg O’Connell, in Skaneateles, not far from Cornell.