The Christopher Group Places SVP of HR at TerumoBCT

The Christopher Group (TCG) has placed Bon Lopez as the new Senior Vice President of Human Resources at TerumoBCT. Located in Denver, Colorado, this search was completed by Managing Partner, Nathaniel Schiffer, Recruiting Director, Jeff Wilbanks, and Senior Operations Manager, Matthew Duda.

“I appreciated how TCG partnered with me and how they managed the entire search process professionally, said Bon Lopez. “The TCG team was very transparent from the start and were clear about the business, its challenges, the role, and its leadership. It helped me to engage with TerumoBCT and ensured that there were no surprises.  Nat and Jeff were very good partners and they enabled and set me up for success. Most importantly, TCG continually kept me informed during the whole process and were sensitive to my own personal needs as I prepared for my relocation to TerumoBCT.”

Bon was previously the Vice President of Global Human Resources at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and has held other previous senior HR leadership roles at Novartis and Unilever.

“I am excited to partner with our CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, we are all committed to our mission to ‘Contribute to Society through Healthcare’,” said Bon.  “I am proud to lead our Global HR Team who are enabling all 7,000 employees across the world to spend our days “Unlocking Potential” – we are all humbled and inspired that we are touching a patient’s life every second of every day!”

As the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Bon will be responsible for leading HR which will continue to enable the organization and build a winning culture for sustainable growth.  He will define and drive the people strategy focused on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent to serve customers and improve patient lives through innovation, quality, and services enabled by technologies for the future.

“It was an honor and a privilege to work directly with TerumoBCT’s CEO Antoinette Gawin who is expanding TerumoBCT beyond its heritage in working with blood centers and hospitals to serve rapidly growing areas of healthcare, such as cell therapy technologies and regenerative medicine,” said Nat Schiffer. “Her impact is being felt and TerumoBCT is playing a clear role in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With such an exciting story to tell, we casted a large net for this search and put a significant emphasis on global industry experience, cultural fit within the organization as well as with the Executive Management Committee (EMC), and most importantly diversity. I would like to congratulate Bon Lopez formerly of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Novartis for earning this incredible role. Bon will be a tremendous asset to TerumoBCT, Antoinette, the EMC, and the 7000+ associates that are making the vision a reality.”

About TerumoBCT

Terumo BCT is a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis, and cellular technologies. They serve blood centers, hospitals, therapeutic apheresis clinics, cell collection, and cell manufacture, researchers, and private medical practices in over 130 countries. With more than 750 granted patents and nearly 7,000 employees, Terumo BCT is committed to unlocking the potential of our bodies’ blood and cells.

About TCG

Founded in 1998, The Christopher Group (TCG) is one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique Executive HR Search and Staffing Solutions firms. We specialize in the sourcing, assessment, and placement of the highest-performing senior-level HR professionals where there are succession or critical implications, whether that be a CHRO, VP of HR, Director, Manager, or Analyst responsible for a key function or project. Our leadership team is comprised of former HR executives from the world’s best HR shops, such as Pepsi, GE, Merrill-Lynch, Raytheon, and Progressive Insurance. From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG client and candidate enjoys an unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, scientific, and stress-eliminating executive search service to ensure the very best search experience. In an industry-leading move, TCG backs all their work with full performance and placement guarantees, in writing.