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September 29th, 2023

Barry Slowey Named Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

Bloomington, Ind. — Cook Medical is pleased to promote Barry Slowey to vice president and chief sustainability officer. His new position was effective September 8, 2023. 

‌In his new appointment, Barry will provide leadership and implement the goals of Cook’s Social Impact and Sustainability (SI&S) program across the organization. The SI&S program promotes sustainability in all areas of Cook’s business and in the communities where we live, including partnerships with strategic social enterprises, social standards compliance, and environmental sustainability. Barry will facilitate SI&S-related activities between all global sites, entities and global representatives. 

“Barry’s role will have a huge impact within the organization as well as in the relationships we have with the surrounding communities,” said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Medical and Cook Group. “As part of our vision for the future, we affirm our ongoing commitment to deeply connect to and improve the places where we live and operate. Barry has already worked on many sustainability initiatives for reducing waste in our Endoscopy specialty, and we look forward to how he will create awareness and impact on an even larger scale.”  

Barry began his career at Cook in 1996 as the European marketing manager for Cook Ireland. Throughout his years of service, Barry served as the European sales and marketing manager. In 2002, he came to the United States as the global sales director for the Endoscopy specialty at Cook’s facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He served in the role of vice president and specialty leader for the Endoscopy division before being named president of Cook Endoscopy and Cook Winston-Salem in 2016.   

To see more about the kinds of initiatives our SI&S team works on, you can visit Cook’s Corporate Social Responsibility page.  

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