Eric Allyn was an owner of Welch Allyn Inc, and worked at the company from 1982 through 2010 in a variety of roles from accounting and business development to international sales. He left his role as employee in 2010 to join Welch Allyn’s Board of Directors, where he served as Chairman of the company’s Voting Trust, as well as its Board of Directors, through 2015. In September 2015, after 100 years of family ownership, the company made the decision to combine with Hill-Rom, in order to compete more effectively in a fierce global market for medical devices. The Welch Allyn name, as well as its local presence in Skaneateles Falls, remain strong after the merger.
Outside of working with Welch Allyn, Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of GOJO (makers of Purell), Pharma Tech Industries, EagleDream Health, Auburn Community Hospital (past-Chairman), Hospital Trustees of New York (Vice Chairman), and FFI. He also serves on the Board of Directors of both the Gifford Foundation, and the Allyn Foundation; he chairs the Investment Committees of both foundations. He is also an advisor to Armory Square Ventures, and is the Founder and Managing Partner of two private investment funds. He is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on the topic of governance within family enterprises.
Eric graduated from Dartmouth College, and earned his MBA from University of Virginia. He lives in Skaneateles, NY, with his wife, Meg O’Connell, and their three daughters.