Ms. Connors, 44, is President of the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International. Previously, she served as Vice President at Eaton Corporation, holding several positions in operations and general management. Prior to Eaton, Ms. Connors was employed in a number of executive and management capacities with Ford, Chrysler and Mogami Denki, a Toyota supplier. Her work in the automotive industry involved responsibilities in the U.S., Europe and Japan and included roles in plant management, engineering, quality, customer service and strategic planning. She began her career as an engineer with Monsanto Corporation.
Ms. Connors holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton.
"Nelda will bring an impressive range of global management experience to our Board," said Pete Nicholas, Chairman of the Board of Boston Scientific. "She is a highly accomplished executive who has successfully led diverse business units on three continents. We are pleased to welcome Nelda to Boston Scientific, and we look forward to her contributions."
With the election of Ms. Connors, the Boston Scientific Board increases to 14 members.