Skip Baldino has served as President, Americas at Given Imaging since June 2010.  Prior to joining Given Imaging, Mr. Baldino enjoyed a distinguished 26 year career at Abbott Laboratories – a worldwide diversified health care company.  During his Abbott career, Mr. Baldino established an outstanding track record of consistent and high performing financial and organizational success.  A divisional Vice President since 2002, he held key commercial leadership roles in several Abbott divisions – Diabetes Care; Diagnostics; Medical Products (Corporate); Hospital Products (now known as Hospira); Health Systems; and Specialty Products.  His experience encompasses various key customer segments, as well as a wide range of product portfolios, product life-cycles, new product launches, and integrations.  Mr. Baldino graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Philadelphia University.