Little Falls-based Cantel Medical Corp. announced on Tuesday that Peter Clifford has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer and Shaun Blakeman has been appointed as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Clifford and Blakeman will be located in Little Falls office and will serve on the executive leadership team.
In his new role, Clifford will partner together with George Fotiades, president and chief executive officer, to oversee Cantel’s overall business operations.
He will work in close partnership with regional and divisional heads and focus on the commercial part of the business to drive profitability, ensuring that the organization is executing on the right strategic priorities to support future growth.
“During Peter’s four years of service at Cantel, he has made significant contributions to build the finance organization and has proven his expertise in operational discipline across the Company,” said Fotiades. “I am confident that Peter’s experience throughout the growth of the company and tenacity have set him apart as a true visionary leader that will help us reach new levels of success at Cantel. I am excited to work in close partnership with Peter, and believe that together, we can deliver better value to the patients, customers, employees, shareholders and the markets we serve,” Fotiades said.
“I am thrilled to welcome Shaun back to the Cantel family and to the executive leadership team. I believe he is an ideal candidate to lead the global Finance function and his strong leadership capabilities will allow us to continue to focus on profitability and advance the growth of Cantel,” said Fotiades. “As an accomplished executive with a proven success record, Shaun is poised to make meaningful contributions to further enhance the organization and drive impact for those who rely on us most.”
Most recently, Clifford served as executive vice president and CFO for the company. Prior to joining Cantel, he had more than twenty years’ experience in the manufacturing and industrial industry. Clifford also served as vice president of operations, finance and information technology for IDEX Corp., and held various senior financial positions for General Electric.
Shaun Blakeman will take on the role of senior vice president and CFO. In this role, Blakeman will be responsible for all financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, auditing, treasury, strategic planning and management and investor relations.
Blakeman worked for Cantel from 2016 to 2018 as vice president of finance for the Medical division. During that time, he played an integral role in the overall management, direction, and integrity of the accounting, finance and financial reporting functions globally for the Medical business.
Most recently, Blakeman was senior finance director at Medtronic. Prior to working at Cantel, he held leadership roles with increasing responsibility for almost five years at IDEX Corp.