Former Board Member, Welch Allyn
Eric Allyn is an experienced Medical Device executive serving on a variety of boards within healthcare and privately-owned businesses. Eric began his career at Welch Allyn in 1982, a 4th Generation family business employing 2,800 people, where he managed a variety of functions and business units worldwide. In 2008, Mr. Allyn moved from his executive role to join Welch Allyn's Board of Directors, a natural result of having led the company's transition from the 3rd Generation of Owners/Managers to the 4th Generation of Owners employing outside management. He is currently Chairman of the Voting Trust, the entity which controls the company's voting stock. He also served on the Audit, Compensation/Management Development, and Science/Technology Committees.
Outside of Welch Allyn, Mr. Allyn serves on many other boards. He is Chairman of the Board of Auburn Hospital, a role he has held since 2008, and was selected to the Board of Governors of the Hospital Trustees of New York State (HTNYS). In addition, Eric serves on the Board of Directors of GOJO (makers of Purell), Diffinity Genomics, Family Enterprise USA, and several small family business boards. He is a past Board Member of Hand Held Products (sold to Honeywell in 2007), and Everest-VIT (sold to GE in 2005). He is a frequent speaker at Family Business seminars across the country.
Mr. Allyn is the Founder and Managing Partner of a private Investment Fund, is Chairman of the Investment Committee of two separate private foundations, and has been the lead investor in several Med-Tech companies in upstate New York.
Mr. Allyn lives in Skaneateles New York with his wife and three daughters, and is actively involved in community organizations across the Central New York region.