Welch Allyn has announced that Peter Soderberg, President and CEO, will step down on March 5, 2006. Peter joined Welch Allyn in 1993 and ran the medical products business for 10 years, and ran the corporate for 6 years - during which revenues increased $300 million.

Effective January 1,
2006, the company will establish an office of the president, consisting
of three long-service Welch Allyn executives, responsible for managing
the day-to-day operations of the company. The office of the president
will consist of executive vice presidents Kevin Cahill, Doug Linquest,
and Steve Meyer, who have a combined 65 years of experience with Welch
Allyn. The three will continue to report to Soderberg, who will be
retaining his chief executive officer responsibilities throughout the
transition period.

Best I can determine, Kevin Cahill is currently Welch Allyn's CFO. Doug Linquest is running the monitoring, vital signs and thermometry business units, and Steve Meyer runs the international side of the business. In an interesting feature of being a privately owned family business, a Google search of the welchallyn.com domain for the three co-president's names all returned the same document, the press release announcing their appointment.