Becton, Dickinson & Company is a medical technology firm that serves health care institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. The organization manufactures and markets a broad range of medical supplies, devices, laboratory equipment and diagnostic products. In addition, the company focuses on building high value technologies for the areas of drug delivery, diagnostics and cell and tissue engineering. Edward J. Ludwig has been the chief executive officer of Becton, Dickinson for more than six years. He has been with the health care and services company for over 27 years. Ludwig earned a BA from the College of Holy Cross, and a MBA from Columbia University. Beckton, Dickinson & Company maintains its headquarters in the United States and has offices in nearly 50 countries worldwide.