PDI, Inc. this week announced the appointment of Matthew Gattuso as executive vice president, PDI & president, PDI Infection Prevention. In this role, Matt will oversee PDII’s Healthcare and Sani-Professional® organizations. This senior leadership role will continue to accelerate the Company’s evolution as an infection prevention solutions provider. Matt will drive enterprise-wide commercial strategy and have overall responsibility for its financial performance.

“Matt brings decades of experience that will expand our ability to service customers, caregivers, patients, healthcare systems and trading partners around the world,” said Zachary Julius, Chief Executive Officer, PDI. “The need for new solutions in the fight against preventable infections in healthcare, in food safety, and in our communities has never been greater.”

“As the industry leader in infection prevention products and solutions, PDI has a long tradition of collaborating with clinicians and trading partners to eliminate preventable infections in healthcare, food safety and community settings. I’m excited to help carry on that tradition and accelerate our investment into solutions that address the unmet needs of those who rely on PDI to solve complex infection prevention challenges,” said Gattuso.

Prior to joining PDI, Matt spent 20 years in senior leadership roles at Covidien, now Medtronic, culminating as president of Global Health Systems. Matt is a Board Member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation, Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Foundation, and Strategic Marketplace Initiatives (SMI).

PDI, based in Orangeburg, is best known for producing moist towelettes, but also produces other hygiene and safety products. A family legacy business, PDI was first established by Arthur Julius in 1957. His son, Robert Julius is now Nice Pak’s CEO. Zachary Julius, the son of Robert and grandson of Arthur, is the CEO of PDI. PDI has three divisions, PDI Contract Manufacturing, Sani Professional® and PDI Healthcare. Visit

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